The Grapes of Wrath (1940) Filming Locations

Location #1: Cross Roads


Roughly at what is now 11321 National Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, United States

* A contribution by Jon Wax!

Location #2: Joad farm


This is a studio backlot / movie set

Location #3: Driving through..


Albuquerque, at Central Avenue Southwest & 5th Street Southwest, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Location #4: Then


Main Street, Sayre, Oklahoma, United States

Location #5: Martin’s Service Station


Route 66, Santa Rosa, New Mexico, United States

4 thoughts on “The Grapes of Wrath (1940) Filming Locations

  1. Bob A

    Location #10 Grapes of Wrath appears to be US 66 inspection station Daggett CA. Santa Fe RR tracks and telegraph lines to the right are a clue. UP RR tracks from Yermo joined up there and on into Barstow and Cajon pass into LA. US 66 and US 91 from Las Vegas followed these tracks. It was modernized a few years later. Now of course I-40 and I-15 are there. Inspections too. But the Joads got across. Excellent site you got here,just found it.

  2. Terri Terry

    Bob A is right about Location #10. If you take a Google Street View of Route 66 at Daggett/Yermo Road looking west where the old Inspection Station was, you can see the low foot of the hill off to the left same as in the movie photo above. Most people claim that an early version of the still standing Inspection Station east of Daggett on Route 66 was the one used in the movie, but there were never any trees on the south side of the road there.

  3. Holly Payne

    My grandparents told me that their driveway and front yard was used in the movie. they said that gravel was put on the driveway to make it look like a road. 3345 Keystone Ave, Los Angeles, Ca


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