Of Mice and Men Movies & Media Adaptations

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Of Mice and Men was adapted by Steinbeck as a play, which opened on Broadway on November 23, 1937, and was directed by playwright George S. Kaufman. The play won the prestigious New York Critics' Circle Award for 1937 and ran for 207 performances.

The novel was also adapted as a film In 1939 and was nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Score by Aaron Copland, and Best Sound The film starred Burgess Meredith as George and Lon Chaney Jr. as Lennie, and was released by Universal; it was directed by Lewis Mileston. As of 1997, unavailable on video.

The novel was adapted as a film for television by ABC In 1968; it was directed by Ted Kotcheff, produced by David Susskind, and starred George Segal and Nicol Williamson.

Another made-for-television movie version was broadcast in 1981, starring Robert Blake and Randy Quaid, and directed by Reza Badiyi. This version is available from Prism...

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