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Of Mice and Men (1939)
Starring: Charles Bickford, Lon Chaney, Betty Field, Burgess Meredith, Bob Steele
Director: Lewis Milestone
Category: Classic, Drama
Studio: Image Ent.
106 mins



His toughest battle is off the field.

George and Lennie are a pair of itinerant farm hands who dream of someday having their won modest ranch, but in the meantime toil for uncaring ranch owners. George (Meredith) must constantly watch over Lennie (Chaney) who has very few wits but an enormous strength which is always getting them into trouble when he finds a small animal or pretty girl that he innocently wants to caress. Always just a few steps ahead of disaster, the two friends land at yet another farm where circumstances and the help of a few fellow dreamers seem to bring their fantasies within reach. It is all the more tragic then, when Lennie finds trouble that there is no running away from and George is called on to carry out a final and ultimate act of friendship.


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