What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that there's a little fighting and shooting in this classic film.
- Families can talk about how director John Ford used the landscapes to help create the mood and tell the story. How did he do that here? Casey is often considered to be a Christ-like figure. What causes people to make that comparison? What do you think about Tom's comment that we all have "a piece of a big soul"? About Ma's comment that "the people will go on"? What is the life of migrant workers like today? To the extent that it has improved, what and who made it better?