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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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.


George Milton: You had a cigarette and a drink and a look at a pretty dress, and it cost you fifteen bucks! You just shot a week's pay to walk on that red carpet!
Candy: A week's pay? Sure, but I worked weeks all my life. I don't remember none of them weeks, but this - nearly twenty years ago - I remember that.


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Facts about

The play "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck opened at the Music Box Theatre in New York on 23 November 1937 and closed in May 1938 after 277 performances. The opening night cast included Broderick Crawford (as Lenny), Wallace Ford (as George) and Will Geer (as Slim). Leigh Whipper (as Crooks) was the only member of the Broadway cast to appear in the film.
The two lead roles were hotly contested parts in Hollywood in 1939. It came as a great surprise to many in the industry when director Lewis Milestone opted for two relative unknowns.
The very first screen adaptation of a John Steinbeck novel.
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