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John Steinbeck
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Country: USA

Total Titles at Criticker: 19 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated (19)
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Of Mice and Men (1992)
Two drifters, one a gentle but slow giant, try to make money working the fields during the Depression so they can fulfill their dreams. (imdb)
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The Winter of Our Discontent (1983)
This story tells those self-denials of an honest man what necessary to reach his object of life.
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Cannery Row (1982)
A depressed section of Monterey, California, known as Cannery Row from its string of now-empty canning plants is the backdrop for an offbeat romantic comedy about a pair of mismatched lovers. Doc is a lonely marine biologist (and former baseball star) who supplies specimens for science labs and classrooms. Suzy is a scrappy drifter who can't even succeed as a prostitute because of her abrasive manner. When the two get together, it's fireworks, though not the romantic kind... (imdb)
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Of Mice and Men (1981)
A TV adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel. George and Lenny travel through the Depression-era west working at odd jobs, hoping to make enough money to buy their own farm. George must always watch over his mentally retarded friend, and keep him out of danger, both to himself and to others. After they take a new job at a ranch, Lenny gets into far more trouble than George can talk his way out of, leaving George to decide whether to help him, or leave him to his fate. (imdb)
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The Red Pony (1973)
A young farmboy who can't seem to communicate with his father develops an attachment to a young red pony. (imdb)
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Topoli (1972)
It is loosely based on the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck and is the story of Topoli a young retarded guy who lives by his nephew Essi (imdb)
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A World for You and Me (1962)
Selim and Durmus went to Istanbul. They want to earn money and get married etc. But they realized that they have a big dreams for their small world. Durmus killed someone reluctantly. And after that badness will not leave them...
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The Wayward Bus (1957)
Most of the story takes place on the charter bus owned by driver Rick Jason. Traveling slowly through a treacherous California mountain region, the passengers -- including Jason's spiteful, alcoholic wife Joan Collins-- undergo a variety of life-altering experiences. The journey has its most profound effects upon an iconoclastic traveling salesman (Dan Dailey) and lonely stripper (Jayne Mansfield). (allmovie.com)
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East of Eden (1955)
In the Salinas Valley, in and around World War I, Cal Trask feels he must compete against overwhelming odds with his brother Aron for the love of their father Adam. Cal is frustrated at every turn, from his reaction to the war, to how to get ahead in business and in life, to how to relate to estranged mother.
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Viva Zapata! (1952)
The story of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, who led a rebellion against the corrupt, oppressive dictatorship of president Porfirio Diaz in the early 20th century. (imdb)
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The Red Pony (1949)
A ranch boy is gifted with a colt, grows to love him but the colt escapes, with tragic results. (imdb)
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La Perla (1947)
A Mexican pearl diver finds a very expensive one. He hopes to use it to help his family but finds himself the target of a plot to steal the pearl from him.
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A Medal for Benny (1945)
The film examines small town hypocrisy. (Wikipedia)
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Lifeboat (1944)
Several survivors of a torpedoed ship find themselves in the same boat with one of the men who sunk it. (imdb)
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The Moon Is Down (1943)
When the Germans invade Norway their Commandant and the town Mayor confront each other, attempting to maintain civility as far as possible. When the army tries to orgnanize townspeople to work for them sabotage which is at first humorous turns serious, resulting in death on both sides. (imdb)
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Tortilla Flat (1942)
Danny inherits two houses so Pilon and his lazy, impoverished friends move in. One of them, Pirate, is saving money which Pilon hopes to steal till he learns it is being saved to buy a gold candlestick for St. Francis. When one of the houses burns down and Danny is hurt fighting, Pilon makes an effort to make life better for his friend. (imdb)
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The Forgotten Village (1941)
Documentary examining the conflicts between the coming of modernization and the traditional culture of a small Mexican village. (imdb)
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The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
A poor Midwest family is forced off of their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression. (imdb)
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Of Mice and Men (1939)
George (Meredith) and half-wit Lenny (Chaney) work on a western ranch during the Great Depression, dreaming of the autonomy of owning and operating their own ranch some day. (imdb)
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