The World of John Ford is a companion historical documentary that accompanies Chapter 22: Hollywood Follies in The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones. It appears on Disc 9 of Volume 3. It has a run-time of 33 minutes, 18 seconds.
People called it the Dust Bowl, an environmental disaster that struck the Great Plains in the late 1930s, when the country was already reeling under the Depression. John Steinbeck's best-selling novel, The Grapes of Wrath, profiled some of the hardest hit: tenant farmers forced off their land and into migrant labor far from home. When the movie version was announced, people worried that Hollywood would ruin it. They didn't need to. It was directed by John Ford.
Produced and Written by Sharon Wood.