Tobacco Road
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Tobacco Road
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.

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If you can get past its flaws, especially its stereotype characterization of the hillbillies, there's a subversiveness to it that is pleasantly intoxicating."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"John Ford's weirdest film plays like a flip-side of -- or an alternate reality to -- The Grapes of Wrath."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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