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Of Mice and Men (1939)

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George Milton and Lennie Small are migrant workers in the 1930s Depression. Lennie is mentally disabled and George looks after him. While working as hands on a Western ranch, they dream of ... See full summary »

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George Milton and Lennie Small are migrant workers in the 1930s Depression. Lennie is mentally disabled 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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The play "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck opened at the Music Box Theatre in New York on 23 November 1937 and closed in May 1938 after 277 performances. The opening night cast included Broderick Crawford (as Lenny), Wallace Ford (as George) and Will Geer (as Slim). Leigh Whipper (as Crooks) was the only member of the Broadway cast to appear in the film. See more »

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At the beginning, when George and Lennie are being chased, they are running alongside a train, then climbing inside. As they run, the shadow of the camera operator, wearing a cap, is clearly seen against a train car. See more »

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George: I guess they're about done. Ready? You got enough beans there for four men.
Lennie: I like 'em with ketchup.
George: I told you we ain't got none! Whatever we ain't got, that's what you want! If I was alone I could live so easy. The end of the month I could take my 50 bucks and go into town, get whatever I want - a gallon of whiskey, set up a pool room, play cards or shoot pool. And what do I get? I get you!
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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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One of the most under rated pictures I have seen
3 August 2004 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

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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