Of Mice and Men (1939 film)  

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Of Mice and Men is a 1939 film based on the novella of the same title by American author John Steinbeck. It stars Burgess Meredith, Betty Field, Lon Chaney Jr., Charles Bickford, Roman Bohnen, Bob Steele and Noah Beery, Jr.

The film tells the story of how the lead characters, George and Lennie, try to pursue their dream of owning their own ranch instead of working always for other people.

The film, produced by the Hal Roach Studios, was adapted by Eugene Solow and directed by Lewis Milestone. It was nominated for four Oscars.


This was one of many films to be banned in Australia between 1928 and 1941 by the Chief Censor, Creswell O'Reilly.

Curley's Wife is unnamed in the original novel, in the play, and in all later film and television versions, but in the 1939 film, she is named Mae.

This was one of first films where the action of the story commences several minutes before the opening credits start.

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