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Tobacco Road (1941)





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In this film, Charley Grapewin stars as Jeeter Lester, shiftless patriarch of a large backwoods clan. The Lesters are about to be thrown off their land for nonpayment of rent, but anyone who tries to help them is chased away by the poverty-stricken but intensely-proud Jeeter.

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Charley Grapewin
as Jeeter Lester
Marjorie Rambeau
as Sister Bessie Rice
Gene Tierney
as Ellie May Lester
William Tracy
as Dude Lester
Dana Andrews
as Dr. Tim
Ward Bond
as Lov Bensey
Grant Mitchell
as George Payne
Zeffie Tilbury
as Grandma Lester
Harry Tyler
as Auto Salesman
Jack Pennick
as Deputy sheriff
Dorothy Adams
as Payne's secretary
Francis Ford
as Vagabond
John 'Skins' Miller
as Garage Attendant
Mae Marsh
as Woman
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Critic Reviews for Tobacco Road

All Critics (3)

An incredible film where melodrama is mixed with the absurd and social commentary with humor. [Full Review in Spanish]

September 5, 2019 | Full Review…

If you can get past its flaws, especially its stereotype characterization of the hillbillies, there's a subversiveness to it that is pleasantly intoxicating.

April 1, 2013 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

John Ford's weirdest film plays like a flip-side of -- or an alternate reality to -- The Grapes of Wrath.

March 27, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Tobacco Road

not a bit like the book, it's a comedy and it's watchable i guess. at least they spared gene tierney the harelip

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