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Burgess Meredith, Lon Chaney. George and Lennie dream of owning their own farm someday in this powerful, Oscar-nominated adaptation of Steinbeck's tragic novel. 1939/b&w/106 min/NR/fullscreen.
Truly one of the unsung triumphs of 1939, this heartfelt adaptation of John Steinbeck's morality tale of two itinerant migrant workers seems just as fresh and powerful decades after its release. Lon Chaney Jr. gives the performance of a lifetime as the sweet yet feeble-minded Lennie, who is befriended by the weary Burgess Meredith. They both would be lost without each other in a rather mixed-up world. Sensitively directed by Lewis Milestone (All Quiet on the Western Front), the film features the first pre-credit sequence in American film history. There's also a nice score by Aaron Copland. --Bill Desowitz
This film faithfully captures the mood of John Steinbeck's classic novel. I believe one reason is that director Lewis Milestone allowed John Steinbeck himself to contribute heavily... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Fred R. Smith
My husband purchased this movie for University class. I saw it so many times during that time, that I know it by heart now. lol Interesting movie, but a bit sad in parts. Read morePublished 1 month ago by JeffandKim
Burgress Meredith,Lon Chaney.lots to appreciate. The book is more graphic.the movie touches your heart..see this one.Published 3 months ago by ricky campos