"One of the saddest scenes of all time was the mercy-killing of child-like brute Lennie (Lon Chaney, Jr./John Malkovich) by his best friend and guardian George Milton (Burgess Meredith/Gary Sinise). Lennie had accidentally killed Mae (Betty Field/Sherilyn Fenn), the wife of the ranch boss' son Curley (Bob Steele/Casey Siemaszko), and George was faced with killing his friend to spare him from Curley's wrath and a lynch mob.
Before a tragic and tear-jerking mercy killing in the film's final scene,"
February 12th - 10:00AM
Read the book but never saw the movie before -
It was great to see Burgess Merideth
as a much younger man and outside the Rocky movies. -
It is a timeless tale of dreams shattered -
but sad and tragic that the movie
seems to equate shooting a dog in the back of the head
and shooting a mentally disabled person as the same thing."