In Dubious Battle (2017)
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In Dubious Battle (2017)

Genre
Drama
Release Date
February 17, 2017
Studio
Momentum Pictures
Genre
Drama
Release Date
February 17, 2017
MPAA Rating
R
Duration
110 minute(s)
Production Budget
15
Studio
Momentum Pictures
Official Site
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Director
James Franco
Producer
Andrea Iervolino, Lady Monika Bacardi, Scott Reed, Vince Jolivette, Ron Singer, Iris Torres
Screenwriter
Matt Rager

"In Dubious Battle" portrays the struggle between labor and capital in 1930s America as close to all out warfare. Set in a fictionalized valley in California, the story explores themes Steinbeck continued to develop: group behavior, social injustice and man's inhumanity to man. A labor conflict between migrant apple pickers and the local growers' association is the backdrop against which Jim Nolan (Franco) becomes involved in the labor movement and rapidly matures as he learns what it means to do organizational fieldwork.