Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men (1939)

This 1939 film version of John Steinbeck's classic novel was a surprising choice for comedy producer Hal Roach; in fact, Roach had no intention of filming the property until forced to do so as a result of a lawsuit brought by director… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 30, 1939
DVD Release Date: March 13, 2001
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Tom Milne
Time Out

Impressive adaptation of Steinbeck's novel.

Emanuel Levy

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.

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Franz Hoellering
The Nation

On the indicated level a marvelous job of production, direction, and acting has been done.

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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

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.

Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The natural state of humanity is to be kind to each other, Steinbeck says - holding George and Lennie up as an imperfect example.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Inventive filming of the Steinbeck novel with a classic performance by Chaney

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Carlos Magalh„es
No wonder why Lon Chaney Jr. was propelled to stardom after shining as Lennie in this solid adaptation of Steinbeck's good story, as he finds the perfect… More
Audrey Lush
There have been 3 film adaptations of this Steinbeck masterpiece of humanity and love.
Michael Gildea
This often overlooked version of Of Mice and Men is truly great and seriously underrated. The chemistry between Burgess Meredith's (by the way, it was… More
Barry Lappin
I'll hug him and pet him.Great film
John Ballantine
Burgess Meredith and Lon Chaney both bring the level of gravity needed for one of Steinbeck's best pieces of work. An epic film of an epic work.

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