Of Mice and Men
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Eugene Solow adapted John Steinbeck's novel for this classic tale of the friendship between two migrant workers in Depression-era California: the huge, powerful, but simple-minded Lennie, and the pragmatic, ambitious George, who looks after him. The men take jobs as ranch hands in the hope of raising money for some land of their own, but fate has a different outcome in store for them. Superb ensemble acting highlights this moving, unforgettable drama. Score by Aaron Copland.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

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"Impressive adaptation of Steinbeck's novel."
‑ Tom Milne, Time Out
"Milestone's version is the most powerful adaptation of John Steinbeck' touching story of two drifters in Depression era America, played by Burgess Meredith and Lon Chaney and brilliantly scored by Aaron Copeland."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"On the indicated level a marvelous job of production, direction, and acting has been done."
‑ Franz Hoellering, The Nation
"A wonderful adaptation of Steinbeck's novel with Lon Chaney Jr. giving a break-out performancel that propelled him to stardom. Cowboy star Bob Steele also gets to show his acting chops in the supporting role of Curley. A winner."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"The natural state of humanity is to be kind to each other, Steinbeck says - holding George and Lennie up as an imperfect example."
‑ Christopher Lloyd, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
"Inventive filming of the Steinbeck novel with a classic performance by Chaney"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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