Of Mice and Men Overview:

Of Mice and Men (1939) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by Lewis Milestone and produced by Lewis Milestone and Frank Ross.

Academy Awards 1939 --- Ceremony Number 12 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best CinematographyNorbert BrodineNominated
Best Music - ScoringAaron CoplandNominated
Best Music - ScoringAaron CoplandNominated
Best PictureHal Roach (production company)Nominated
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Book Review: OF MICE AND MEN--Mental Enfeeblement, Racism, and Mercy-Killing In 1939 Hollywood

By Dan Day, Jr. on Dec 23, 2022 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

This is Greg Mank's third book released this year--and it's just as great as the other two. OF MICE AND MEN--Mental Enfeeblement, Racism, and Mercy-Killing In 1939 Hollywood--thoroughly examines the classic film directed by Lewis Milestone and produced by the Hal Roach studios. It also covers the fa... Read full article


Of Mice and Men (1939) and Dreaming About Providence

By 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 24, 2020 From 4 Star Films

Being the ignorant sot that I am, I needed to reacquaint myself with the allusion in Steinbeck’s title, plucked from Scottish poet Robbie Burns. The Scottsman wrote, to the effect that, the best-laid plans of mice and men oft go awry. This is not cynicism but merely an observation on the reali... Read full article


Of Mice and Men (1939) (2)

By Beatrice on Jan 10, 2014 From Flickers in Time

Of Mice and Men Directed by Lewis Milestone Written by Eugene Solow based on the novel by John Steinbeck 1939/USA Hal Roach Studios First viewing/Netflix rental Candy: A week’s pay? Sure, but I worked weeks all my life. I don’t remember none of them weeks, but this – nearly twent... Read full article


Of Mice and Men (1939) (1)

By Crystal J. Anderson on May 1, 2013 From Classic Film Review

Director:?Lewis Milestone Writers: John Steinbeck (story),?Eugene Solow (screenplay) Genre: Drama Main Cast: Burgess Meredith (George Milton) Lon Chaney, Jr. (Lennie Small) Betty Field (Mae) Bob Steele (Curley) Roman Bohnen (Candy) Leigh Whipper (Crooks) Crooks: “You got no right to come in m... Read full article


Of Mice and Men

By Alyson on Jul 17, 2011 From The Best Picture Project

First off, I cannot discuss Of Mice and Men without giving away some major plot spoilers, you deserve fair warning. ?Second, I want to encourage everyone to read the book by John Steinbeck before seeing the film, I feel it only enhances the experience. ?Besides, it?s a pretty thin book, not like I?m... Read full article


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Quotes from

Lennie: I wish we had some ketchup.
George: Whatever we ain't got, that's what you want!


George Milton: It's lonesome for a guy to be without a dog.


Lennie: I don't need no fancy foods like beans with ketchup!


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Facts about

Leona Roberts as "Aunt Clara" is in studio records/casting call lists for this movie, but was not seen in the viewed print.
One of the first films to have a pre-credits opening sequence.
The name "Mae" was given to Curly's wife specifically for this film version. In the original novel,the original play, and in other film and television versions she is simply known as "Curly's Wife".
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