Of Mice and Men (1939)
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This 1939 film version of John Steinbeck's classic novel was a surprising choice for comedy producer Hal Roach; in fact, Roach had no intention of filming the property until forced to do so as a result of a lawsuit brought by director Lewis Milestone. Burgess Meredith stars as itinerant farm worker George, who travels in with his cousin and best friend Lennie (Lon Chaney, Jr.). George dreams of saving enough money for a farm of his own, a dream shared by the retarded giant Lennie, who merely
Dec 30, 1939 Wide
Mar 13, 2001
Lon Chaney Jr
Noah Beery Jr.
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On the indicated level a marvelous job of production, direction, and acting has been done.
The natural state of humanity is to be kind to each other, Steinbeck says - holding George and Lennie up as an imperfect example.
Milestone's version is the most powerful adaptation of John Steinbeck' touching story of two drifters in Depression era America, played by Burgess Meredith and Lon Chaney and brilliantly scored by Aaron Copeland.
A wonderful adaptation of Steinbeck's novel with Lon Chaney Jr. giving a break-out performancel that propelled him to stardom. Cowboy star Bob Steele also gets to show his acting chops in the supporting role of Curley. A winner.
Inventive filming of the Steinbeck novel with a classic performance by Chaney
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