Overall Rank: 2082
Average Rating: 2.9/4
# of Ratings: 25
Theatrical Release Date: 12/30/1939
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Lewis Milestone
Actors: Burgess Meredith, Betty Field, Lon Chaney Jr., Charles Bickford, Roman Bohnen, Bob Steele
Plot: Based on John Steinbeck's classic novel: two drifters, gentle giant Lennie and his friend George wander the countryside during the Great Depression, finding themselves on a farm run by a sadistic man and his flirtatious wife. All they want is a piece of the good life - and it always seems just out of reach. -- Chris Kavan
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The Film Rebel - wrote on 12/13/2010
Solid adaptation of the book. Not as good as the sinise version, but still pretty good.
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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 07/20/2013
A film focuses primarily on a street smart George Milton (Burgess Meredith) and his mentally challenged partner Lennie Small (Lon Chaney, Jr.). The acting was believable and score just empathetic. Nominated for Best Picture, Best Sound Recording (Elmer A. Raguse), Best Musical Score, Best Original Score, the production obviously well crafted. Screenplay was intelligent with lines: "Sure, but I worked weeks all my life. I don't remember none of them weeks, but this - nearly twenty years ago, I remember that." "Whatever we ain't got, that's what you want!" and "It's lonesome for a guy to be without a dog." Topics on friendship, hard-work, companionship, dreams unfulfilled and hardships in life. Of Mice and Men shows realistically back in the day how it is to survive during the …
Sploich - wrote on 03/06/2011
John Steinbeck is really only known today for three of his works, but in his lifetime he published almost thirty novels. His most well-known and probably his best work is more than likely Of Mice and Men. If you attend(ed) public school in the United States then you almost certainly have read this book at one time or another. Whether you've seen the 1939 film however is a different matter. You may have seen it in class after reading the book, but I never did. Having seen it now though, I can say that if you haven't, then you really need to.
The film centers on two traveling workmen, one of whom suffered a crippling head injury at childhood. They begin work on an old farm where they try their hardest not to get fired. Unfortunately, this is pretty difficult when you have a giant, …
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