Based on John Steinbeck's 1937 classic tale of two travelling companions, George and Lennie, who wander the country during the Depression, dreaming of a better life for themselves. Then, just as heaven is within their grasp, it is inevitably yanked away. The film follows Steinbeck's novel closely, exploring questions of strength, weakness, usefulness, reality and utopia, bringing Steinbeck's California vividly to life. Written by
We have a dream. Someday, we'll have a little house and a couple of acres. A place to call home.
Did You Know?
After the film's initial debut, the reception grossed almost $5.5 million from about 400 theaters in the United States. See more
At 19:27, and again at 19:52, the position of Lenny's hands changes between shots. See more
[George sits on a train on a dark night looking depressed, scene cuts to girl with red dress running through field whimpering as George and Lennie escape from her
[woman continues running in fright as George and Lennie continue running away from her as sergeants on horses with dogs track George and Lennie
George, they're gone. They're gone.
Come on! Keep moving!
[both keep running as sergeants continue following them