Two drifters, one a gentle but slow giant, try to make money working the fields during the Depression so they can fulfill their dreams.
In his acceptance speech for the 1962 Nobel Prize in literature, Steinbeck said:
Boxer Joe Pendleton dies 50 years too soon due to a heavenly mistake, and is given a new life as a millionaire playboy.
It was nominated for four Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Sound Recording (Elmer A. Raguse), Best Musical Scoring and Best Original Score.
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Steinbeck continued writing throughout the 1940s and 1950s. He went to Europe during World War II, then worked in Hollywood both as a filmmaker and a scriptwriter for such movies as Viva Zapata! (1950). His important later works include East of Eden (1952), a sprawling family saga set in California, and Travels with Charley (1962), a journalistic account of his tour of America. He died in New York City in 1968.
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The film received very positive reviews, earning a 100% film score on the Rotten Tomatoes Web site based on eleven reviews.
A young socialite is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, and must decide whether or not she'll meet her final days with dignity.
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Of Mice and Men is a 1939 drama film based on the 1937 play based on the novel of the same title by American author John Steinbeck and starring Burgess Meredith, Betty Field and Lon Chaney, Jr. The supporting cast features Charles Bickford, Roman Bohnen, Bob Steele and Noah Beery, Jr.
Kitty Foyle, a hard-working white-collar girl from a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania low, middle-class family, meets and falls in love with young socialite Wyn Strafford but his family is against her.
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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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Two escaped convicts chained together, white and black, must learn to get along in order to elude capture.
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We read the novel for my 9th grade English class, and I'm supposed to be writing and essay about it right now, but oh well. It was an amazing book, though many of my classmates disliked it. The characters were impressive and I really liked old Candy. It was good for historical reference and offered a look at the depression.
The dark side and hypocrisy of provincial American life is seen through the eyes of five children as they grow to adulthood at the turn-of-the-century.
In 15th century France, a gypsy girl is framed for murder by the infatuated Chief Justice, and only the deformed bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral can save her.
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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.
The natural state of humanity is to be kind to each other, Steinbeck says - holding George and Lennie up as an imperfect example.
The shot book got me attached to the characters, and I almost cried at the end, but I was in class.
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Of Mice And Men (1940)
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Inventive filming of the Steinbeck novel with a classic performance by Chaney
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On the indicated level a marvelous job of production, direction, and acting has been done.
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
Two ranch workers, one of them simple-minded, look for work and happiness during the Great Depression, but luck is not in their cards.
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Newlyweds Gil and Lana Martin try to establish a farm in the Mohawk Valley but are menaced by Indians and Tories as the Revolutinary War begins.