|Written by||Lanford Wilson|
|Story by||Tennessee Williams|
|Directed by||Tom Gries|
|Theme music composer||Billy Goldenberg|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Cinematography||Richard C. Kratina|
|Editor(s)||Bud S. Isaacs|
|Running time||90 minutes|
|Original release||February 4, 1972 (USA)|
A family of migratory farm workers travels the country performing seasonal work.
- Cloris Leachman as Viola Barlow
- Ron Howard as Lyle Barlow
- Sissy Spacek as Wanda Trimpin
- Cindy Williams as Betty
- Ed Lauter as Mr. Barlow
- Lisa Lucas as Molly Barlow
- Mills Watson as Hec Campbell
- David Clennon as Tom Trimpin
- Dinah Englund as Billie Jean Barlow
- Brad Sullivan as Johnson
- Leon Russom as Doctor
- Claudia McNeil as Rose Daw
- Tom Rosqui as Father
- Dolph Sweet as Sheriff
- Mari Gorman as Miss Travers
- Wally Parnell as First Overseer
- George Castellini as Second Overseer
- Henry Newman as Beard
- Richard DeFeo as Diaz
- Rudolph Tillman as Mr. Daw
- Joseph Brady as Minister
- Bill Pope as Billy Dan
- Sol Weiner as Sheriff's Deputy
- Kathleen Garrison as Baby
- Suzanne Garrison as Baby #2
New York Times reviewer Cyclops criticized the fact that many of the usual Tennessee Williams elements were missing. Howard Rosenberg of the Los Angeles Times, however, placed the movie on his list of the 30 best TV movies.
Cloris Leachman was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Best Lead Actress in a Drama at the 26th Primetime Emmy Awards for her performance as Viola Barlow.
- "The Migrants (TV Movie 1974)" – via www.imdb.com.
- Cyclops (3 February 1974). "The World of the Joads Is Still With Us" – via www.nytimes.com.
- ROSENBERG, HOWARD (23 April 1989). "THE CRITICAL VIEW : 30 of the Best From an Uneven Collection" – via LA Times.