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Of Mice and Men (1939)

 -  Drama  -  12 January 1940 (USA)
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A mentally retarded giant and his level-headed guardian find work at a sadistic cowboy's ranch during the Great Depression.

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George Milton and Lennie Small are migrant workers in the 1930s Depression. Lennie is mentally retarded and George looks after him. While working as hands on a Western ranch, they dream of owning their own ranch and the opportunity may be available. Their current ranch is owned by a sadistic man who has a flirtatious wife. Written by dstern1

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JOHN STEINBECK'S SENSATION! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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12 January 1940 (USA)  »

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La fuerza bruta  »

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Lon Chaney Jr.'s role as Lennie is believed to have caused him to become typecast as hulking but sympathetic monsters at Universal Studios. See more »

Goofs

When bedding down for the night at the river, George's hands change position. See more »

Quotes

Candy: Curly's like a lot of little guys. He hates big guys. Kinda like he's mad at em, 'cause he ain't a big guy. You've seen a lotta little guys, ain't ya? always spattin'
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The movie begins before the credits are shown. George and Lennie are fleeing a mob. They board a boxcar on a moving train, and as they close the door of the boxcar we see the main title already written on the door of the boxcar. See more »

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Featured in 1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year (2009) See more »

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One of the most under rated pictures I have seen
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In high school I had to read "Of Mice and Men". It is one of my favorite books today. I loved reading it. It's one of the best stories I have ever read in my life. We also started watching the older version of "Of Mice and Men". But because the kids complained they wanted the newer one, we never finished the older version. So, I just rented the black and white version and I really enjoyed it. I thought the color version was great, but this one was more true to the story. Both movies are amazing. I'd actually recommend both if you enjoyed the book. The acting is wonderful and they stuck very well to the story. Go ahead and give the movie a chance. You might find yourself a treasure in this movie.

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