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This article is about the film. For the novel, see Tobacco Road. For the play, see Tobacco Road.
Tobacco Road
Directed by John Ford
Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck
Written by Nunnally Johnson (screenplay)
Erskine Caldwell (novel)
Starring Charley Grapewin
Gene Tierney
Dana Andrews
Marjorie Rambeau
Music by David Buttolph
Cinematography Arthur Miller
Editing by Barbara McLean
Distributed by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
Release date(s) February 20, 1941
Running time 84 minutes
Country US
Language English
Gross revenue $1,900,000 (USA) ( 1973)

Tobacco Road is a 1941 Comedy film directed by John Ford starring Charley Grapewin, Marjorie Rambeau, Gene Tierney, William Tracy and Dana Andrews. It was based on the novel of the same name by Erskine Caldwell, but the plot was rewritten for the film.[1]



  • Charley Grapewin as Jeeter Lester
  • Marjorie Rambeau as Sister Bessie Rice
  • Gene Tierney as Ellie May Lester
  • William Tracy as Dude Lester
  • Elizabeth Patterson as Ada Lester
  • Dana Andrews as Capt. Tim Harmon
  • Ward Bond as Lov Bensey
  • Zeffie Tilbury as Grandma Lester

See also


  1. ^ Crowther, Bosley."Tobacco Road (1941)",New York Times, February 21, 1941

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