Looking for the 1992 movie version with John Malcovich .
Hope CPL will get the 1992 version of this classic featuring John Malkovich and
VERY GOOD 1938 movie based on the famous John Steinbeck novel. Interesting, and clever, how the ending is somewhat 'mirrored' (adumbrated?) earlier in the film.
Lots of quality acting (both main and side characters) and film production.
good production of Steinbeck's story. lon chaney jr is great in the role of lenny while burgess Meredith is so young. well worth watching
Happy 75th Anniversary to the 1939 film classic "Of Mice and Men". I find the John Steinbeck original version of his novel to be one of the finest movies I have ever watched! Some of our countries finest movies were never given Academy Awards they deserved. Director Louis Milestone worked with a great cast. Lon Chaney Jr. is just the right person to play Lenny. Lenny has a wonderful heart but unfortunately he is a "special" person with mental problems. Burgess Meredith does his best to watch out for Lenny as his guardian. Some of Hollywood's best character actors of the time are also in the cast. Watch for Charles Bickford and Noah Beery. Both are excellent as ranch hands where George and Lenny are working. KCLS has 2 copies of what I consider possibly the best movie in the catalog. Now is the time to challenge me on that. There is already just one star below the movie, although all the commenters gave it five stars. How many stars will you give it? KCLS only has one of the two copies out with a patron at the moment. You have nothing to loose and much to gain. Try this movie and leave your comments.
Please read the comments by Voisjoe1 on this page. He has some great comments on "Of Mice and Men" and wrote a thoughtful comment on "Of Mice and Men". This is a classic novel made into a masterpiece of film work.
Buried Classic Film Treasure has surfaced again with "Of Mice and Men". KDLS has 2 copies and 1 copy is with a patron. I originally requested the KCLS to purchase the original "Of Mice and Men". I had seen other newer versions of the book, but still feel the original was the best. The movie stars 3 unlikely actors and actress who all put in some of the finest acting in the history of films. I don't want to give any of the plot away, though I know many of you are familiar with the book. Yet I found myself spellbound by the movie. "Of Mice and Men" from 1939 is one of the Top 20 Classic Films of All Time in my book. I can't imagine why there is only one review on the web site. Please leave your own comments here if you see the film. I would really appreciate it.
The title comes from a poem by Robert Burns – “the best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men…. Lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain.” Well our two protagonists dream about a better life while working on a ranch. Previously others had dreams also and never got anywhere. Others also have dreams of a better life, sometimes the dream is just to be able to communicate with other human beings. Loneliness – you can be living with other people, but maybe nobody you talk to listens. There is one great scene where Lenny, the slow-witted protagonist, tells his dream of his future to the only woman in the film. She’s also telling her dream of her future to Lenny, but guess what? Neither is listening to the other. They might as well be in separate tunnels as in Ernesto Sabato's novel El Tunel. One of the lonely persons is the only African-American on the ranch – he is lonely, as he is segregated and he is Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man. The African-American actor is Leigh Whipper and his character is rather unique in Hollywood 1939 – he is a fully three-dimensional African-American – Wow! How did this slip into a Hollywood film made for white people in 1939?
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