Of Mice and Men (1939) - Plot Summary Poster

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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
  • A man with the size and strength of a giant but the mind of a child, and his level-headed friend wander around Central California looking for work, only to end up at a ranch owned by a man whose sadistic son and flirtatious daughter-in-law ruin things for everyone.

    - Written by RondoHatton
  • George and half-wit Lennie work on a western ranch during the Great Depression, dreaming of the autonomy of owning and operating their own ranch some day.

    - Written by Jerry Milani <jmilani@umbc.edu>


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