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===1941-1942=== To get the role of Tom Joad, he had agreed to a seven-year contract which compelled him to play in the romantic-comedy ''The Lady Eve'' in 1941 with [[Barbara Stanwyck]]. In 1942 he was in ''The Male Animal''. <table border=2><tr><td>http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wjhonson/Famous/TheBigStreet1.JPG<br>Henry Fonda in ''The Big Street''<br>[http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/6301328035/102-9279843-7223326?ie=UTF8&tag=countyh-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=1789&creativeASIN=6301328035 Buy it now at Amazon]</td><td>Also that same year Henry Fonda co-starred opposite [[Lucille Ball]] in ''[[The Big Street]]''. Lucille Ball plays a tough, gold-digging, nightclub singer. Henry Fonda plays a busboy deeply in love with her. When Lucy tries to leave the man she's been dating, he pushes her down the stairs and she is confined to a wheelchair for the rest of the picture. Now destitute, she must rely on Fonda who takes care of her. The singing of "Who Knows" is not Lucy's voice, it was dubbed in by Martha Mears. As one of the supporting cast in this movie notice [[Agnes Moorehead]]. You can watch the entire movie, in nine parts, on Youtube. You can also read my detailed synopsis of the movie [[The Big Street|here]]. Henry first appears at time 2:52. Watch [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRlDpNAFDfI Part 1], [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwx9qP2MyTM Part 2], [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2mGtnErklo Part 3], [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-aCLeEwYE0 Part 4], [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJJtAJYMlvw Part 5], [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwZelh9rQv0 Part 6], [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzSZN9Ey2VM Part 7], [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIexCunpEyU Part 8], [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5Hy_Ip8eI8 Part 9]. Also in 1942, the movie ''Tales of Manhattan'' was released (you can [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/6303957005/102-9279843-7223326?ie=UTF8&tag=countyh-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=1789&creativeASIN=6303957005 buy it here]). Meanwhile, Henry Fonda and Frances, had been building a house at 600 Tigertail. Peter Fonda states they they "moved in increments from 1942 to 1944" (''Don't Tell Dad'', p8).</td></tr></table>
Henry Jaynes Fonda
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