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Of Mice and Men (30-Dec-1939)

Director: Lewis Milestone

Writer: Eugene Solow

From novel: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Musical Score by: Aaron Copland

Producer: Lewis Milestone

Keywords: Drama, Retards, Mice, Great Depression

George Milton serves as devoted guardian for Lennie Small, a dull-witted behemoth; they are both itinerant ranch laborers during the Great Depression. Signature role for Lon Chaney, Jr. Faithful adaptation of Steinbeck's unforgettable novel; a version also saw 207 performances on Broadway. Received four Oscar nominations including Best Picture and Best Score.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Noah Beery, Jr.
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Charles Bickford
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Roman Bohnen
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Lon Chaney, Jr.
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Betty Field
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Burgess Meredith
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Bob Steele
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Burgess Meredith   ...   George
Betty Field   ...   Mae
Lon Chaney, Jr.   ...   Lennie
Charles Bickford   ...   Slim
Roman Bohnen   ...   Candy
Bob Steele   ...   Curley
Noah Beery, Jr.   ...   Whit
Oscar O'Shea   ...   Jackson
Granville Bates   ...   Carlson
Leigh Whipper   ...   Crooks
Helen Lynd   ...   Susie


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