- 1. Come on!
- 2. Come on. Keep moving.
- 3. Come on.
- 4. Keep looking.
- 5. Stay down.
- 6. Attaboy. Attaboy, sniff it out.
- 7. 'Pick it up, boy. Pick it up.
- 8. Come on. Come on.
- 9. Lennie.
- 10. Get down.
- 11. Hurry up.
- 12. Get up there.
- 13. - George?
- What d'you want?
- 14. Where are we going?
- 15. To get away from here.
- 16. I'm all wet.
- 17. Come on, let's take off your coat.
- 18. Come on.
- 19. Just lay down and get some rest.
- 20. George?
- 21. Go to sleep, Lennie.
- 22. I'm sleeping, George.
- 23. - George, where are we going?
- We're going to a ranch to work.
- 24. Come on. You get off here.
- 25. George, wake up.
- 26. You're in Soledad.
- 27. We're going to the Tyler ranch.
- 28. You gotta get off here.
The ranch is down the road.
- 29. - How far?
- Just down the road a stretch.
- 30. - Where the hell is it?
- 31. - Yeah?
- Where are we going?
- 32. Jesus Christ, you're a crazy bastard.
- 33. I forgot, George.
I tried not to, then I forgot.
- 34. I spend all my time telling you things,
then you forget 'em.
- 35. I remember about the rabbits.
- 36. The hell with them rabbits.
That's all you can remember.
- 37. OK, listen. This time don't forget.
We went into Murray and Ready's.
- 38. - They give us work cards and bus tickets.
- George, I remember that now.
- 39. But George, I ain't got mine.
I must've lost it.
- 40. I got both of 'em. You think I'd let you
carry your own work card?
- 41. I thought I had it in my own pocket.
- 42. What did you take out of that pocket?
- 43. There's nothing in the pocket, George.
- 44. I know it ain't. You got it in your hand.
Now, what you got in your hand?
- 45. George, that's just my mouse.
- 46. But I didn't kill it, George.
Honest, I found it dead.
- 47. Oh, jeez.
- 48. - Give it here.
- George, leave me have it.
- 49. Give it here. What do you want
with a dead mouse anyway?
- 50. I was just petting it with the fingers
while we was walking along.
- 51. Yeah, well, you ain't petting no mice
when you walk with me.
- 52. You gonna give me that mouse,
or am I gonna have to sock you?
- 53. Come on.
- 54. Blubbering like a baby, a big guy like you!
- 55. Lennie, I ain't taking it
away for meanness.
- 56. That mouse ain't fresh, Lennie.
- 57. Get another mouse that's fresh,
I'll let you keep him.
- 58. I don't know where
there is no other mouse.
- 59. The lady used to give me some,
but that lady ain't here no more.
- 60. Lady?
- 61. Don't you even remember
who that lady was?
- 62. That's your Aunt Clara.
She stopped giving 'em to you.
- 63. You was always killing 'em
by petting 'em too hard.
- 64. I'll tell you what I'll do.
- 65. First chance I get, I'll get you a puppy.
- 66. Huh? That'd be better than mice.
- 67. You could pet 'em harder.
- 68. OK?
- 69. Huh?
- 70. Hey.
- 71. Hey! Hey!
- 72. Son of a bitch!
- 73. What did you say, George?
- 74. I said "son of a bitch".
- 75. The bus driver lied to us. Just too
damn lazy to stop at the ranch gate.
- 76. - Son of a bitch!
- Son of a bitch!
- 77. Jesus Christ, George, I said it too.
- 78. - Yeah, I heard you.
- George, we wasn't supposed to say that.
- 79. Yeah, why not?
- 80. Aunt Clara don't like it.
- 81. Yeah, well, she's dead.
- 82. Lennie.
- 83. Don't drink so much.
- 84. Hey.
- 85. That's good, George. You have a drink.
You have a good, big drink.
- 86. It's nice here.
- 87. I think we'll just spend the night
and go to the ranch tomorrow.
- 88. Ain't we gonna get no supper?
- 89. Yeah, sure we are.
I got three cans of beans in my bindle.
- 90. I like beans with ketchup.
- 91. I like beans with ketchup.
- 92. We ain't got any.
- 93. Go on. Go get some wood
so we can build a fire.
- 94. - We got enough beans here for four men.
- I like 'em with ketchup.
- 95. We ain't got any.
- 96. Goddamnit!
- 97. Whatever we ain't got,
that's what you want.
- 98. George?
- 99. George?
- 100. - What d'you want?
- George, I was only fooling.
- 101. I don't... I don't want no ketchup.
- 102. If it was here, you could have some.
- 103. George, I wouldn't eat no ketchup.
- 104. I'd leave it all for you
and you could cover your beans with it.
- 105. I wouldn't touch none of it.
- 106. When I think of the swell time
I could have without you, phew, I go nuts.
- 107. I never get any peace.
- 108. If I was alone, I could live so easy.
- 109. I could get a job and work and no trouble.
- 110. And when the end of the month come,
I could take my 50 bucks,
- 111. I could go into town,
I could get whatever I want.
- 112. I could stay in a cathouse all night.
- 113. What do I got?
- 114. I got you.
- 115. You can't keep a job.
Lose me every job I get.
- 116. Keep me shovin' all over
the country, all the time.
- 117. That ain't the worst.
- 118. You get in trouble. You do bad things
and I got to get you out all the time!
- 119. Crazy son of a bitch, you keep me
in hot water all the time.
- 120. George, you... you want I should
go away and leave you alone?
- 121. Where the hel[ wouldj^ougo^
- 122. I could go...
- 123. I could go off in them hills there
and find a cave.
- 124. Yeah? How'd you eat?
- 125. You ain't got sense enough
to find nothin' to eat.
- 126. I find things. I don't need
this nice food with ketchup.
- 127. George, if you don't want me,
I go off in them hills and get a cave.
- 128. And I wouldn't get no mice
stole off me either.
- 129. Jesus Christ, your Aunt Clara wouldn't
like you running off by yourself.
- 130. Hey!
- 131. Well, go get some wood
so we can build a fire afore it gets dark.
- 132. - George?
- 133. Tell me like you done before.
- 134. - Tell you what?
- About the...
- 135. - About the rabbits.
- Not tonight.
- 136. Come on, George. Tell like you done
before. Please? Please? Please?
- 137. You get a kick out of that, don't you?
- 138. OK.
- 139. I will.
- 140. Guys like us that work on ranches
are the loneliest guys in the world.
- 141. They ain't go no family
and they don't belong no place.
- 142. - They got nothin' to look ahead to.
- But not us, George. Tell about us now.
- 143. Well, we ain't like that.
We got a future.
- 144. We got somebody to talk to
that gives a damn about us.
- 145. If them other guys gets in jail,
they can rot for all anybody cares.
- 146. But not us, George, because I...
- 147. See, I got you to look after me,
but you got me to look after.
- 148. But, George, tell about how it's gonna be.
- 149. OK.
- 150. Someday...
- 151. we're gonna have us
a little house and a couple of acres,
- 152. - and a cow and a pig and chickens.
- Pig and chic...
- 153. We gonna live off the fat of the land,
and have rabbits.
- 154. And have rabbits.
- 155. - George, tell what we got in the garden.
- 156. Then tell about the rabbits in winter,
and about the stove and, uh...
- 157. - how thick the cream was on the milk.
- 158. - Go ahead, tell it.
- Why don't you do it? You know all of it.
- 159. George, no! George, no,
it's not the same when I tell it.
- 160. That's not the same.
- 161. Tell, um, what...
how I get to tend the rabbits.
- 162. We're gonna have a big vegetable patch
and we're gonna have a rabbit hutch.
- 163. - And down in the flat, we'll have a...
- .. little field of alfalfa for the rabbits.
- 164. - And I get to tend the rabbits.
- Yeah, you get to tend the rabbits.
- 165. When it rains in the winter,
- 166. we'll just say
"The hell with going to work,"
- 167. and we'll just build a fire in the stove,
and we'll just sit there
- 168. and we'll listen to the rain.
- 169. Lennie, I want you to look around here.
- 170. If you get in any trouble,
I want you to come right here.
- 171. - You hide over here in the brush.
- Hide in the brush.
- 172. You hide in the brush until I come
for you. Can you remember that?
- 173. Sure I can, George.
Hide in the brush till you come for me.
- 174. If you do get in trouble,
I ain't gonna let you tend the rabbits.
- 175. I'm not gonna get into any trouble.
- 176. OK.
- 177. I can remember, by God.
- 178. Let's get some rest.
- 179. It'll be nice sleeping here,
- 180. just looking up at the leaves.
- 181. George?
- 182. What do you want?
- 183. I... I think we should get
them different colour rabbits.
- 184. Sure.
- 185. Red rabbits and blue rabbits
and green rabbits.
- 186. - Leave 'em alone.
- Be quiet, dogs. Be quiet, goddamnit.
- 187. Be quiet!
- 188. Shut up, Smiley! Shut up.
- 189. - You fellas looking for something?
- Yeah. We come here to work.
- 190. - Where's the boss?
- He's up at the ranch house.
- 191. I'm Candy. Come on,
I'll take you up there.
- 192. He was expecting you last night.
- 193. He was sore as hell that
you wasn't here to go out this morning.
- 194. He come in
when we was having breakfast.
- 195. He said "Goddamnit,
where the hell is them new men?"
- 196. And he gives the stable buck hell too.
You see, the stable buck's a nigger.
- 197. Ah! There he goes..
- 198. He got a crooked back
where a horse kicked him one day.
- 199. The boss gives him hell
every time he gets mad.
- 200. But the stable buck...
- 201. The stable buck
don't give a damn about that.
- 202. Boss's office in here.
- 203. Come in.
- 204. These guys just came.
- 205. I wrote Murray and Ready...
for two men to work this morning.
- 206. Where's your work slips?
- 207. Is my slip in there?
- 208. It wasn't Murray and Ready's fault.
- 209. Says right here you were supposed
to be ready to work this morning.
- 210. Bus driver lied to us.
We had to walk ten miles.
- 211. I don't give a damn about that.
- 212. - What's your name?
- George Milton.
- 213. - What's yours?
- His name's Lennie Small.
- 214. - Where you boys been working?
- Up around Weed.
- 215. - What about you?
- Yeah, him too.
- 216. He's not much of a talker, is he?
- 217. No, no, he ain't. But he's a hell
of a good worker. He's strong as a bull.
- 218. Strong as a bull?
- 219. Uh, he can do anything
you tell him. He's a..
- 220. He's a good skinner. He can wrestle
grain bags, drive a cultivator.
- 221. Cultivator. Ah, but...
- 222. I ain't sayin' he's bright - he ain't.
- 223. But he's a... he's a damn good worker.
- 224. Say„. What you selling?
- 225. What's your stake in this guy?
- 226. Are you taking his pay from him?
- 227. Hell, no.
- 228. He's my cousin.
I told his old lady I'd take care of him.
- 229. He got kicked in the head
by a horse when he was a kid.
- 230. All right.
- 231. But you'd better not try
to put anything over on me.
- 232. Now catch your grain teams after dinner.
- 233. Well, I wasn't kicked in the head
with no horse, George.
- 234. Be a damn good thing if you was.
Save everybody a hell of a lot of trouble.
- 235. You... you said I was your cousin.
- 236. Well, that was a lie. If I was
a relative of yours, I'd shoot myself.
- 237. Come on, I'll show you the bunkhouse.
- 238. Come on. Come on, boy.
- 239. Come on, come on.
You can take these two bunks right here.
- 240. That's a hell of an old dog.
- 241. Yeah.
- 242. And he's getting older too.
I had him since he was a pup.
- 243. God, he was a great sheepdog
when he was younger.
- 244. Hey... what the hell is this?
- 245. Says "Positively kills lice,
roaches and other scourges".
- 246. What the hell kind of beds
are you giving us?
- 247. Now, wait a minute there, young fella.
Wait a minute.
- 248. Let me see what you're talking about.
- 249. Oh, yeah, yeah. Now I remember.
- 250. Last guy that had this bunk
was a blacksmith.
- 251. He'd squirt this stuff around
even if there was no bugs.
- 252. He used to... he used to wash
his hands even after he ate.
- 253. Candy!
- 254. - You seen my old man?
- Yeah, he's up at the house.
- 255. - You the guys the old man's waiting for?
- Yeah, we just came in.
- 256. - Let the big guy talk.
- Suppose he don't wanna talk?
- 257. What the hell you gettin' into this for?
- 258. We travel together.
- 259. - Oh. Oh. So it's that way.
- Yeah, it's that way.
- 260. And you won't let
the big guy talk, is that it?
- 261. We just come in.
- 262. Yeah, well, next time
you answer when you're spoken to.
- 263. Say, what the hell...?
Lennie didn't do nothing to him.
- 264. That's the boss's son.
Curley's pretty handy with his fists.
- 265. - Done a lot of fighting in the ring.
- What's he got against Lennie?
- 266. Well, I'll tell you what.
- 267. Curley's Ijke a lot of little guys.
- 268. Hates big guys. Kinda like
he's mad at 'em cos he ain't a big guy.
- 269. Yeah, yeah. Well, he better
make no mistake about Lennie.
- 270. Lennie ain't handy. This Curley's gonna
get hurt if he messes around with Lennie.
- 271. Yeah, well.
- 272. Hey, come here. I wanna show
you something. Come on.
- 273. Come on, boy. Come here, come here.
I wanna show you something.
- 274. - You see that glove on his left hand?
- 275. - Well, that glove's full of Vaseline.
- What the hell for?
- 276. Curley says he's keeping
that hand soft for his wife.
- 277. That's a real nice thing to tell around.
- 278. Come on, boy. Come on.
- 279. Lennie.
- 280. - Look. See that guy?
- 281. - The one that was just in here?
- 282. He figures he got you scared. He's gonna
take a sock at you first chance he gets.
- 283. George, I don't want no trouble.
Don't let him sock at me.
- 284. Just try to keep away from him, will ya?
- 285. If he comes in the bunkhouse again,
move to the other side of the room.
- 286. George... George,
you ain't mad at me, are you?
- 287. No, I ain't mad. Just try to keep away
from Curley. Don't let him pull you in.
- 288. Sure. George, I wasn't gonna say a word.
- 289. You get in any trouble,
you remember what I told you.
- 290. If I get in any trouble,
I don't get to tend them rabbits.
- 291. No, that's not what I mean.
- 292. Remember where we slept
last night, down by the river?
- 293. I'm looking for Curleyj
- 294. He was here a minute ago, but he went.
- 295. Oh.
- 296. Sometimes Curley's in here.
- 297. He ain't now.
- 298. Well, if he ain't,
I guess I better look someplace else.
- 299. If I see him, I'll tell him
you was lookin' for him.
- 300. Nobody can't blame a person for looking.
- 301. See ya around.
- 302. - She's pretty.
- 303. - Don't you think she's pretty?
- Listen to me, goddamnit!
- 304. - Don't you even look at her.
- 305. I don't care what she says
or does, she's a rat-trap.
- 306. But I wasn't doing nothing.
- 307. When she was shoving her legs around,
you weren't looking the other way neither.
- 308. Keep away from her.
- 309. I don't like this place.
- 310. - You the new guys?
- 311. I'm Slim. You're gonna be on my team.
- 312. I'm George Milton.
This here's Lennie Small.
- 313. - You travel around together?
- 314. There ain't many guys travel
around together. I don't know why.
- 315. Maybe everybody in the whole damn
world's scared of each other.
- 316. Maybe.
- 317. So, you ever bucked barley before?
- 318. Hell, yes. I ain't nothin' to scream about,
but... Lennie's strong as a bull.
- 319. Good.
- 320. I got a pair of punks on my team, they
don't know a barley bag from a blue ball.
- 321. These guys just came.
- 322. I meant to ask you, Slim.
How many puppies your bitch have?
- 323. Well, she slung eight of 'em.
I drowned four right off.
- 324. She couldn't feed that many.
I just kept the biggest.
- 325. Candy's dog is old and no good.
- 326. You oughta get Candy to shoot that dog.
Then you could give him one of the pups.
- 327. All right.
- 328. George, ask that man,
can I have one of his pups?
- 329. Yeah, I will. Don't worry.
- 330. Come on, get up.
- 331. You done real good today, Lennie.
- 332. You done real good.
- 333. OK, I'll ask him now.
- 334. - Slim.
- 335. George, can I have this white one?
- 336. Well, if that's the one you want.
- 337. Can he stay here and hold it awhile?
- 338. Sure.
- 339. Lennie, you can't take
that pup out of here.
- 340. - It's too young to leave the mother.
- I ain't going to, George.
- 341. Come on.
- 342. Ma-ma-ma-ma-ma.
- 343. That's it, take it easy.
- 344. - You talking today?
- Nah, he ain't. He's too busy working.
- 345. - Is he a good worker?
- Best I ever had.
- 346. - What about his partner?
- What about him?
- 347. Is he a good worker?
My old man wants to know.
- 348. Yeah, he's a good worker.
- 349. Ha! Giddap.
- 350. Come on, Violet. Come on, girl.
- 351. George, this mule has a sore foot.
Lead her back to the stable
- 352. - and ask Crooks to give you another one.
- 353. - Go on, girl.
- Come on, girl. Come on.
- 354. Go on, now.
- 355. Jake!
- 356. Come on, girl. Come on.
- 357. Attagirl. Come on.
- 358. Come on, now. Come on.
- 359. Come on. Come on!
- 360. Crooks!
- 361. Can I help?
- 362. No.
- 363. I'm looking for Crooks.
This mule's got a hurt foot.
- 364. He ain't here.
- 365. Nobody's here but me.
- 366. And now you.
- 367. I feel so lazy today.
- 368. You feel lazy?
- 369. No.
- 370. I could take a nap right here.
- 371. It's nice and cool here in the barn,
- 372. Everybody out in the fields
working in the hot sun.
- 373. Here we are in a cool barn.
- 374. I got a hurt foot too.
- 375. I got mad at Curley last night, kicked at
him and missed - kicked a chair instead.
- 376. Let go of that old mule and talk to me.
- 377. Are you from far away?
- 378. Pretty far.
- 379. How far is far away?
- 380. What's the town you came from?
- 381. You wouldn't know it if I told you.
- 382. You got a sweetheart back there?
- 383. No.
- 384. Did you ever have a sweetheart?
- 385. No.
- 386. You never had a sweetheart?
- 387. No.
- 388. You're kidding me.
- 389. A good-looking guy like you
must have had a million sweethearts.
- 390. Your name's George, ain't it?
- 391. - What the hell you doing out here?
- Nothing. Just trying to keep cool.
- 392. - I ain't talking to you.
- Who you talking to?
- 393. - I'm talking to him.
- His name's George.
- 394. I know what his name is.
- 395. What are you doin' out here?
- 396. - Minding my own business.
- 397. The last guy I caught out in the barn,
- 398. I beat the hell out of him
and kicked him off my ranch.
- 399. - Get on back to the house.
- You don't own me, Curley.
- 400. Shut up.
- 401. Get back in the house.
- 402. .. very high. About 10,000, 12,000 feet.
- 403. How do you like your pup, Lennie?
- 404. I like that puppy. It's white, like I wanted.
- 405. - Lennie.
- 406. - I told you not to bring that pup in here.
- George, I ain't got no pup in here.
- 407. George, give... give... Give it to me!
- 408. George, give it to me.
George, I didn't mean no harm.
- 409. George, please,
I'll take it back to the barn.
- 410. I just want to feel him a little bit.
- 411. All right.
- 412. Don't you take him out no more.
- 413. Jesus.
- 414. He's still just like a kid, ain't he?
- 415. Either of you guys got a slug of whisky?;
- 416. - I got a gut ache.
- I ain't. I'd drink it myself if I had.
- 417. I ain't got no gut ache.
- 418. Come here.
- 419. God Almighty,
that dog of yours stinks, Candy.
- 420. He's got no teeth.
He's all stiff from rheumatism.
- 421. He ain't no good to ya.
Hell, he ain't no good to hisself.
- 422. Why don't you just shoot him, Candy?
- 423. Well!
- 424. I couldn't do that.
- 425. I had him too long.
- 426. I herded sheep with him.
- 427. That poor old dog
just suffers hisself all the time.
- 428. No. No.
- 429. Look.
- 430. Take him out and shoot him
right in the back of the head.
- 431. Right there.
- 432. Hell, he'd never even know what hit him.
- 433. Aw...
- 434. I couldn't do that.
- 435. I had him too long.
- 436. I'll shoot him for ya.
Then it won't be you that done it.
- 437. - No.
- Slim's bitch has got a litter right now.
- 438. I'll bet you Slim would give you
one of her pups to raise.
- 439. Sure. You can have
any one of them pups you want.
- 440. No, no, no.
- 441. Carlson's right, Candy.
- 442. That dog ain't no good to hisself]
- 443. Hey, Slim. Read this.
- 444. "Dear Editor, I read your magazine
for six years. It's the best in the market."
- 445. "I like stories by Peter Rand."
- 446. - What you want me to read that for?
- Go on. Read the name at the bottom.
- 447. - "Yours for success, William Tanner."
- You met Bill Tanner?
- 448. Yeah. Bald-headed guy,
drove a cultivator.
- 449. That's him.
- 450. Candy, if you want me to, I'll put
that old dog out of his misery right now.
- 451. Won't hurt him at all.
- 452. - Let's wait till tomorrow.
- I don't see why. Let's get it over with.
- 453. We can't sleep
with that stinking dog in here.
- 454. All right.
- 455. Take him.
- 456. Come on, boy. Come on.
- 457. He won't even feel it.
- 458. Come on, boy. Come on.
- 459. Carlson...
- 460. - Get a shovel.
- 461. Candy.
- 462. You can have any one
of them pups you want.
- 463. Uh... Does anybody
wanna play a little rummy?
- 464. Yeah.
- 465. You deal.
- 466. Hey, hey.
- 467. Hey, hey.
- 468. - Slim?
- 469. [ can't keep up with that guy. It'll kil| me.
- 470. All right.
- 471. - Jack!
- 472. Take Mike's place.
- 473. - Aw, Slim.
- Just for a while.
- 474. Mike, you take Jack's place.
- 475. You're on there.
- 476. So how long you and Lennie
been together, George?
- 477. A long time. A real long time.
- 478. Really? Seems kinda funny,
you two travelling around together.
- 479. What's funny about it?
- 480. Well, a cuckoo like him
and a smart guy like you.
- 481. Well, I ain't so smart or I wouldn't be
bucking barley for my 50 bucks a month.
- 482. I guess you're right.
- 483. How'd you two meet up?
- 484. Well, I knew his Aunt Clara.
- 485. She took him when he was a boy.
She raised him up.
- 486. When she died,
Lennie just come along with me working.
- 487. Uh-huh.
- 488. I used to play jokes on him cos he's
too damn dumb to take care of himself.
- 489. He'd do any damn thing I told him.
- 490. Put that on back in here.
- 491. One day, a bunch of guys standing
around on the Sacramento River,
- 492. I turns to him and
I says "Jump in, Lennie."
- 493. And he jumps.
- 494. Couldn't swim a stroke. He damn near
drowned before we could get to him.
- 495. He was so damn nice to me for pulling
him out, he forgot I told him to jump in.
- 496. He's a nice fella.
- 497. A guy don't need no sense
to be a nice fella.
- 498. Yeah.
- 499. He gets in trouble all the time
cos he's so goddamn dumb.
- 500. Like what happened up north in Weed.
- 501. What'd he do in Weed?
- 502. He seen this girl,
- 503. in a red dress,
- 504. and the dumb bastard that he is, he just...
- 505. He wants to touch everything he likes,
so he reaches out to touch this red dress.
- 506. So the girl starts screaming,
and that gets Lennie all mixed up,
- 507. so he holds on and he won't let go,
- 508. cos that's the only thing
he can think to do.
- 509. So what happened?
- 510. Well, she runs off
across the field, screaming.
- 511. So me and Lennie take off running.
- 512. Pretty soon we hear a bunch of
guys with dogs coming after us.
- 513. Had to hide in the irrigation ditch
until it was safe to get away.
- 514. He didn't hurt the girl none?
- 515. Hell, no. He just scared her.
- 516. Well... he ain't mean.
- 517. I can tell a mean guy a mile off.
- 518. Milton!
- 519. I ain't payin' you to stand around.
- 520. - Get back to work.
- He just come over for a drink of water.
- 521. You get back to work. You get
these men moving. They're way behind.
- 522. You men get moving here. Let's go.
- 523. Goddamnit, stop that racket!
- 524. Lennie.
- 525. I told you not to bring that pup in here.
- 526. I ain't got no pup.
- 527. - Any of you boys seen my wife?
- She ain't been here.
- 528. - Where the hell's Slim?
- Went out to the barn.
- 529. Carlson, do you think he's gonna find
Slim in the barn with his wife?
- 530. Better not tangle with Slim.
- 531. Curley's lookin' for a fight.
I gotta see this. Come on.
- 532. No, I'll stay here. Thanks.
- 533. - Was Curley's wife in the barn?
- If she was, I didn't see her.
- 534. George.
- 535. Both the ends is the same.
- 536. - Why both the ends is the same?
- It's just the way they make 'em.
- 537. You sure she didn't come in the barn,
like she come in here?
- 538. No, she never.
- 539. Give me a good whorehouse every time.
- 540. A guy can go in, get drunk,
- 541. get it all out of his system
all at once, and no messes.
- 542. - George.
- 543. How long is it gonna be
till we get the little place
- 544. and live off the fat of the land?
- 545. Gotta get some money together first.
- 546. I know a little place where you can get
cheap, but they ain't giving it away.
- 547. Tell about that place.
- 548. It's ten acres.
- 549. It's got a windmill. Got a little shack
on it, and a chicken run.
- 550. Got rabbits, George?
- 551. I could easily build a few hutches
and you could feed 'em alfalfa.
- 552. You're damn right.
You're goddamn right I could.
- 553. But, George, tell about the house.
- 554. Well, we have a little house,
and we have a room to ourself.
- 555. And we have a little, fat, iron stove, and
in the winter we keep a fire going in it.
- 556. And rabbits, George. And that... But
I tend 'em. How do I tend them rabbits?
- 557. Well, you go out to the alfalfa field.
You have a sack.
- 558. You fill up that sack and you bring it
in and you put it in the rabbit cage.
- 559. You have a few pigeons
that fly around the windmill,
- 560. like they done when I was a kid.
- 561. And it'd be our home.
- 562. Nobody could can us.
- 563. We don't like a guy,
we just say "Get the hell out."
- 564. If a friend come, we'd have an extra bunk.
- 565. We'd say "Why don't you spend
the night?" and, by God, he would.
- 566. We'd have a dog and a couple of cats,
- 567. but you got to make sure
them cats don't get them rabbits.
- 568. But... you just let them try.
- 569. I'm gonna break them goddamn cats'
necks. I smash them cats with a stick.
- 570. You know a place like this?
- 571. Suppose I do. What's it to you?
- 572. How much they want for a place like that?
- 573. - Could get it for 600 bucks.
- 574. Old people that owns it is broke.
- 575. I ain't much good with only one hand.
- 576. That's why they give me a job sweeping.
And they give me $250 cos I lost my hand.
- 577. And I got 50 more saved
in the bank right now.
- 578. That's, uh... 300.
- 579. And I got 50 more coming
at the end of the month.
- 580. Suppose I went in with you fellas.
- 581. That'dbe $350 that I'd put in.
- 582. Now, let me tell you something.
I could cook,
- 583. and I could tend the chickens,
- 584. and I could hoe in the garden. Huh?
- 585. - Now, how would that be?
- 586. I got to think about that.
We was gonna do it by ourselves.
- 587. We were gonna do it by ourselves.
- 588. Well, now, wait a minute.
I'll tell you what.
- 589. I'd make a will and leave my share
to you guys in case I kick off.
- 590. I ain't got no relatives or nothin'.
- 591. You fellas got any money?
Maybe we can do it now.
- 592. - We got ten bucks between us.
- We got ten bucks.
- 593. - Ten bucks.
- 594. You seen what they done to my dog?
- 595. They said he wasn't no good no more.
- 596. I wish somebody'd shoot me
when I ain't no good,
- 597. but they won't do that.
- 598. They'll can me, and I ain't
gonna have no place to go.
- 599. Look, if me and Lennie work a month
and we don't spend nothin',
- 600. we'll have 100 bucks.
And you got 350?
- 601. Yeah, and you can have every cent of it.
- 602. That'd be 450.
- 603. Jesus Christ, I bet we could get it for that.
- 604. You two could get her started.
I'd work and make up the rest.
- 605. I'm gonna take that goddamn pup.
- 606. Sure, sure, sure.
You know what I'm gonna do?
- 607. I'll write those two old people
that we'll take it.
- 608. Candy will send $100 to hold it?
- 609. I sure will. I'll have 30 more dollars
the time you guys is ready to quit.
- 610. I get to tend the rabbits.
Tell him, George. Tell him he can't do it.
- 611. I'll get to hoe in the garden,
even if I ain't no good at it?
- 612. - They got a nice stove there?
- Yeah, yeah. They got a real nice stove!
- 613. But I bet that pup will like it there.
- 614. We're gonna do it, goddamnit. We can fix
up that little old place and live there.
- 615. When we gonna do it?
- 616. One month. Right smack in one month.
- 617. Now, don't tell nobody about it.
- 618. - Just us three and nobody else.
- Don't tell nobody.
- 619. George, I ought to have
shot that dog myself.
- 620. I should not let no stranger shoot my dog.
- 621. - Shut up. I'm tired of...
- I just asked you!
- 622. You've been asking me too often
and I'm damn sick of it.
- 623. If you can't look after
your goddamn wife,
- 624. what do you expect me
to do about it, huh?
- 625. - Lay off me.
- Didn't mean nothing by it.
- 626. - I said lay off.
- Just thought you might have seen her.
- 627. - Tell her to stay home.
- You keep out of this.
- 628. You goddamn punk.
You're yellow as a frog belly.
- 629. You may be the best welterweight
in the country,
- 630. but I'll kick your goddamn head in.
- 631. What the hell you laughing about?
- 632. Huh? You!
- 633. Come on, you big bastard, get up.
- 634. No big son of a bitch
is gonna laugh at me. Get up.
- 635. - I'll show you who's yellow.
- You got no cause for...
- 636. Get up!
- 637. - Come on, Curley!
- Get up and fight.
- 638. - He didn't do nothing. Leave him alone.
- I didn't.
- 639. Cut it out, Curley.
- 640. - Fight back.
- Make him stop.
- 641. Get him, Lennie.
- 642. Get him, Lennie! Get him!
- 643. Get him off of me! Get him off of me!
- 644. Lennie.
- 645. Slim, help me.
- 646. - Lennie.
- Oh, God!
- 647. Lennie! Lennie!
- 648. Lennie! Let go!
Lennie! Let go of his hand.
- 649. Let go.
- 650. Jesus.
- 651. You told me to, George. You told me toJ
- 652. I know, I know.
Take it easy now. Calm down.
- 653. We gotta get him to a doctor.
- 654. Carlson, get the wagon hitched up. We'll
take him into Soledad to get him fixed up.
- 655. I didn't wanna hurt him.
I didn't wanna hurt him.
- 656. I know. I know.
- 657. It ain't your fault, Lennie.
This punk had it coming to him.
- 658. Slim, is Curley's old man
gonna can us now?
- 659. Hey, you hear me?
- 660. Huh? Hey!
- 661. - You hear me?
- 662. I think you got your hand
caught in a machine.
- 663. Now, if you don't tell nobody
what happened, we ain't going to.
- 664. But you just tell,
and try to get this guy canned,
- 665. we're gonna tell everybody
what really happened.
- 666. - You got that? Huh?
- 667. George, you and Whitt,
give me a hand. Come on.
- 668. Lift him up. That's it.
- 669. Candy, get the door.
- 670. Whitt, you go on into town with Carlson.
- 671. George.
- 672. Jesus, you look like hell.
- 673. Do... do I still get to tend the rabbits?
- 674. Sure, you ain't done nothing wrong.
- 675. Thanks a lot. I didn't want no trouble.
- 676. It's all right. I know you didn't.
- 677. Come on. You be quiet
so I can clean you up. OK?
- 678. OK?
- 679. Hi, boys.
- 680. It's hot out here. Not cool like in the barn.
- 681. I said it's hot out here!
- 682. Why don't you go back to your house
now? We don't want no trouble.
- 683. I ain't giving you no trouble.
- 684. Think I don't like to talk
to somebody every once in a while?
- 685. You got a husband. Go talk to him.
- 686. Sure, I got a husband.
Swell guy, ain't he?
- 687. Say, what happened to Curley's hand?
- 688. He got his hand caught in a machine.
- 689. Baloney! What you think
you're selling me?
- 690. How'd you get them bruises on your face?
- 691. - Who, me?
- Yeah, you.
- 692. Got his hand caught in a machine.
- 693. Yeah, OK.
- 694. Lennie.
- 695. I'm gonna go into town with the guys.
- 696. - Can I stay here?
- Yeah, yeah.
- 697. Just stay here for a while
and then go back to the bunkhouse.
- 698. OK.
- 699. Come on, GeorgeJ
- 700. Don't you get in no trouble.
- 701. You ain't got no right
to come into my room.
- 702. Ain't nobody got a right
to be in here but me.
- 703. - I... I seen your light.
- Yeah, well, I got a right to have a light.
- 704. Now, I ain't wanted in those bunkhouses
and you ain't wanted in my room.
- 705. - Why ain't you wanted?
- Because I'm black.
- 706. They say I stink. Well, I'll tell you,
all of y'all stink to me.
- 707. Everybody went into town.
- 708. - Well, what you want?
- Nothing. I see... I...
- 709. I seen your light.
- 710. Well, come on in and sit awhile if you
won't get out of here and leave me alone.
- 711. Goddamn your soul.
- 712. All the boys go into town?
- 713. All but old Candy. He just sat in
the bunkhouse, figuring about the rabbits.
- 714. What rabbits you talkin' about?
- 715. The rabbits we're gonna get,
and I get to tend 'em.
- 716. You're nuts. You're crazy as a wedge.
- 717. I don't blame that guy you travel with
for keeping you out of sight.
- 718. No, every word is the truth.
You can ask George.
- 719. You travel around with George, don't you?
- 720. Sure. Me and George
go everywhere together.
- 721. And sometimes he talk to you
and you don't understand
- 722. what the hell he's talking about.
Ain't that so?
- 723. How long do you think it's gonna be
- 724. before them puppies are old enough
to take away from its mother?
- 725. Boy, I tell you.
- 726. A guy can talk to you and be sure
you ain't gonna go blabbing. Uh-uh!
- 727. Just talking
and you don't understand nothing.
- 728. It don't make no difference if you
don't hear or understand, you just...
- 729. .. talking,
- 730. Just talking.
- 731. Just being with another guy.
- 732. That's all.
- 733. Suppose...
- 734. George don't come back no more.
- 735. What you do then?
- 736. What?
- 737. I said suppose George
go into town tonight
- 738. and you never heard of him no more.
- 739. George would never do nothing like that.
- 740. Well, suppose he get hurt
or killed and he can't come back.
- 741. George can't get killed
cos George is careful.
- 742. Well, just suppose. Suppose he don't
come back. What you do then?
- 743. I don't know.
Gee, why are you doing anyways?
- 744. - That ain't true. George ain't hurt.
- Shall I tell you what'd happen?
- 745. They'd take you to the booby hatch
and lock you up with a collar, like a dog.
- 746. - Who'll hurt George?
- Just supposin'.
- 747. George ain't hurt. He's all right.
He's gonna come back.
- 748. - Then what you supposing for?
- Oh, I...
- 749. Ain't nobody talk no hurt to George.
- 750. Just keep calm.
Now, now, George ain't hurt.
- 751. Ain't nobody talk no hurt
to George. George'll be back.
- 752. All right, all right, all right. Just sit down.
- 753. Calm down.
- 754. Go on.
- 755. Maybe you can see now.
- 756. You got George.
Suppose you ain't got nobody.
- 757. Suppose you can't go into the bunkhouse
and play rummy because you's black.
- 758. Suppose you have to sit out here
with the mules and read books.
- 759. Books ain't no good.
- 760. A guy goes nuts, he ain't got nobody.
- 761. I tell ya, a guy gets too lonely,
he gets sick.
- 762. Maybe George come back already.
Maybe I better go see.
- 763. I... I didn't mean to scare you.
- 764. George gonna come back all right.
- 765. I was just talking about myself, that's all.
- 766. We're gonna get a little place of land
and rabbits and windmill.
- 767. You're nuts.
- 768. Lennie!
- 769. - That's George. George is back.
- 770. I'm in here, George.
- 771. You shouldn't be in here.
- 772. Yeah, well, I told him,
but he come on in anyway.
- 773. - Why didn't you kick him out?
- Well, I...
- 774. I guess I didn't care much.
- 775. Come on.
- 776. Night.
- 777. George, I thought
you were gonna stay in town.
- 778. - Well, why'd you think that?
- That nigger told me.
- 779. He tell you got hurt.
- 780. Hey!
- 781. Did you see Curley in town?
- 782. No.
- 783. He went into town.
His old man went into town, too.
- 784. Yeah.
- 785. I couldn't even play my records tonight
- 786. I got no records left. I had four.
- 787. "Am I Blue", "Little by Little", "Button Up
Your Overcoat" and "Ten Cents a Dance".
- 788. Curley got mad at me after supper,
broke all my records.
- 789. I know how you got them bruises
on your face.
- 790. And how Curley got his hand busted.
- 791. He got his hand caught in a machine.
- 792. Yeah. All right.
- 793. If you say so.
- 794. Someday I'm going into town,
and no one's ever gonna see me again.
- 795. Not Curley, not his old man,
not a damn one of you bindle stiffs!
- 796. George, she's crying.
- 797. George, why is she crying?
- 798. I don't know.
- 799. - I finished the letter.
- Oh, that's good. Good, that's good.
- 800. Maybe we should send
the binding money?
- 801. No, no. Let's wait
till we hear back from 'em.
- 802. - Well, I hope they ain't already sold it.
- Oh, don't you worry about that.
- 803. George, I'll tell you what. I'd feel
a lot better sending the money now.
- 804. Well, let me think about it.
- 805. You know, I could hardly sleep last night,
thinking about us getting that farm.
- 806. We'll be there before you know it.
- 807. Come on, Crooks, put it in.
- 808. Ohjood shot..
- 809. That's the way.
- 810. Still in there.
- 811. Why did you get killed?
- 812. You ain't seen so little as the mice.
- 813. George is never gonna let me tend
my rabbits if he finds out you got killed.
- 814. Come on, George.
- 815. Put that ringer on.
- 816. One of 'em got very close.
- 817. - OK, Slim, come on.
- Shut up, Smiley.
- 818. - Ringer time.
- Ringer time.
- 819. 'What you got there, sonny boy?
- 820. George says I ain't got
nothing to do with you.
- 821. George giving you orders
- 822. I ain't gonna talk to you or nothing.
- 823. The guys got
a horseshoe tournament going on.
- 824. None of them guys is gonna leave.
- 825. Why can't I talk to you?
I never get to talk to nobody.
- 826. I get awful lonely.
- 827. I ain't supposed to talk to you.
- 828. You can talk to people,
but I can't talk to nobody but Curley,
- 829. or else he gets mad.
- 830. How'd you like not to talk to anybody?
- 831. What you got covered up there?
- 832. That's the pup.
- 833. That's the little pup.
- 834. Why, it's dead.
- 835. But I was just playin' with him.
- 836. Don't you worry none.
- 837. He's just a mutt.
You can get another one, easy.
- 838. Well, it ain't that so much, but George
ain't gonna let me tend them rabbits now.
- 839. - Why don't he?
- Well, he said when...
- 840. I did any bad things, then I wouldn't
be able to tend them rabbits.
- 841. Don't you worry about talking to me.
- 842. Listen to the guys yell.
They ain't gonna leave till it's over.
- 843. I ain't supposed to talk to you. George
said he'd give me hell. He told me this.
- 844. Well, what's the matter with me?
- 845. Ain't I got a right to talk to nobody?
- 846. George says you get
the people in a mess.
- 847. Oh, nuts.
- 848. What kinda harm am I doing to you?
- 849. I tell ya, I ain't used to living like this..
- 850. I could've made something outta myself.
- 851. Maybe I will yet.
- 852. A show come through Salinas,
and I met one of the actors.
- 853. He says I could go with the show.
- 854. My old lady wouldn't let me,
but this guy says I coulda.
- 855. If I went, I wouldn't be
living like this. You bet.
- 856. Say, we were supposed to get
a little place and then get rabbits.
- 857. Another time, I met a guy -
he was in the pictures.
- 858. Went out to the
Riverside Dance Palace with him.
- 859. He says he was gonna put me
in the movies.
- 860. He says I was a natural.
- 861. As soon as he got back to Hollywood
he was gonna write to me about it.
- 862. I never did get that letter.
- 863. I always thought my old lady stole it, too.
- 864. She said no.
- 865. So, um... I married Curley.
- 866. Met him out at the Riverside Dance Palace
that same night.
- 867. - Are you listenin'?
- 868. I ain't told this to nobody before.
- 869. And maybe I oughtn't to.
- 870. I don't like Curley.
- 871. He ain't a nice fella.
- 872. I could've been in the movies.
- 873. Had nice clothes.
- 874. This guy said I was a natural.
- 875. Maybe if you took this pup
and you throwed him away,
- 876. then George would never know and I'd
get to tend them rabbits with no trouble.
- 877. What makes you so nuts about rabbits?
- 878. I like to pet nice things
with the fingers. Soft things.
- 879. Well, who don't? Everybody likes that.
- 880. Do you like to feel velvet?
- 881. You bet, by God.
- 882. I had me some too. The lady
give me some and then I lost it.
- 883. You're nuts.
- 884. But you're kinda a nice fella.
- 885. Just like a big baby.
- 886. Sometimes when I'm doing my hair,
I just sit and stroke it cos it's so soft.
- 887. Feel right here.
- 888. That's nice.
- 889. Like it, don't ya?
- 890. I like it too. It feels nice.
- 891. That's nice.
- 892. That's nice.
- 893. Don't mess it up.
- 894. Look out now. You'll mess it up.
- 895. Don't muss it up.
- 896. Let go.
- 897. Let go. You let go.
- 898. - Don't. Don't.
- Let go.
- 899. - Let go!
- Sssh! Sssh!
- 900. Hey, no.
- 901. Hey, don't do none of that.
- 902. Please, don't you go yelling.
- 903. Don't! Don't you go yelling.
- 904. Don't! Don't!
- 905. Don't yell! Don't do that!
- 906. George is gonna be mad if you yell.
- 907. Don't wanna hurt you,
but you're gonna get me in trouble.
- 908. You done a bad thing.
- 909. I done a bad thing.
- 910. I done a really bad thing.
- 911. Lennie! Lennie!
- 912. Lennie, I got something here to show you.
- 913. I didn't know you was out here.
- 914. You oughtn't to sleep out here.
- 915. Jesus Christ.
- 916. Hey!
- 917. Damn.
- 918. What are we gonna do now, George?
- 919. - We oughta tell the guys.
- No, no.
- 920. We oughta let him get away.
- 921. You don't know that Curley.
- 922. Curley's gonna wanna get him lynched.
- 923. I ain't gonna let him hurt Lennie.
- 924. All right, now, listen.
The guys might think I was in on it.
- 925. So I'm gonna go in the bunkhouse,
and then you give me a minute,
- 926. then you come out
and tell the guys about her,
- 927. and then I'll come along and make
like I never seen her. Will you do that?
- 928. Sure, George.
- 929. Slim! Slim!
- 930. Something happened to Curley's wife.
- 931. Come quick. Come quick. Come on.
- 932. Come on, come on, come on!
- 933. - What the hell's going on, Candy?
- Let's go see.
- 934. Come on.
- 935. Move it.
- 936. I know who done it.
That little son of a bitch done it.
- 937. I'm gonna get him.
- 938. I'm gonna get my rifle and I'm gonna
kill that son of a bitch myself.
- 939. - I'll get my gun.
- I'll go with you.
- 940. Tom, let's get the horses.
- 941. I guess Lennie done it, all right. Her...
- 942. Her neck's bust.
- 943. Lennie could've done that?
- 944. - Well, I guess we gotta get him.
- Couldn't you bring him in...
- 945. and... and lock him up?
- 946. He's nuts. He never done this to be mean.
- 947. If we could keep Curley in, we might.
- 948. But Curley's gonna wanna shoot him.
- 949. And suppose they lock him up and strap
him down and put him in a cage?
- 950. That aint no good, George.
- 951. Come on, men. Let's get a move on it.
- 952. That bastard stole my gun.
It ain't in my bunk.
- 953. Nigger's got a shotgun. Take his.
- 954. Curley, maybe you'd better
stay here with your wife.
- 955. Oh, no, goddamnit.
- 956. I'm gonna kill the son of a bitch myself.
- 957. Come on, let's move!
- 958. Whitt, Mike, Carlson,
you fellas ride with me.
- 959. Anybody finds him, hold him till I
get there cos I want the first crack at him.
- 960. Slim! Take your men south.
I'm gonna take my men north.
- 961. Let 'em go. Come on, move out!
- 962. Move it.
- 963. Come on, let's go.
- 964. What you gonna do? George?
- 965. - Find Lennie before they get to him.
- Are you gonna help him get away?
- 966. I don't know.
I don't know what I'm gonna do.
- 967. Lennie.
- 968. Lennie!
- 969. Lennie!
- 970. George.
- 971. George, I didn't... I didn't forget, George.
- 972. I didn't... I didn't remember
where we was, but I didn't forget.
- 973. - I just... I couldn't find it.
- It's OK.
- 974. - I couldn't find it.
- It's OK.
- 975. OK?
- 976. I didn't forget what you told me.
- 977. It's OK.
- 978. It's OK.
- 979. George?
- 980. Yeah?
- 981. Ain't ya gonna give me hell?
- 982. Like... like you done before?
- 983. Like "If I didn't have you, I'd take
my 50 bucks, go into a cathouse..."
- 984. Jesus Christ, Lennie.
- 985. You can't remember
nothing that happens,
- 986. but you remember every word I say.
- 987. I thought you was mad at me, George.
- 988. No.
- 989. I ain't mad.
- 990. I ain't never been mad.
- 991. You ain't gonna leave me, George.
I know you ain't.
- 992. Nope.
- 993. George, I done... I done a bad thing.
- 994. It don't make no difference.
- 995. George...
- 996. George, where are we gonna go now?
- 997. I don't know.
- 998. I... I like it here.
- 999. George, tell me like you done before.
- 1000. About them other guys and about us.
- 1001. George, tell it like you done before.
- 1002. OK.
- 1003. OK.
- 1004. You look over there. OK? I'll tell ya.
- 1005. So you can almost see it. OK?
- 1006. - Where?
- Over there.
- 1007. - OK? Over there.
- 1008. Guys like us, they got no family.
- 1009. They ain't got nobody
who gives a hoot in hell about 'em.
- 1010. But not us, George.
That's it, George. But not us.
- 1011. Tell about us now.
- 1012. - Not us.
- 1013. - Cos I got you.
- And I got you, George.
- 1014. That's what gives a hoot in hell about us.
- 1015. George, but tell now how it's gonna be.
- 1016. We're gonna get a jittle place.
- 1017. OK. Yeah. We're gonna get
a little place and we're gonna...
- 1018. - We're gonna...
- .. have...
- 1019. We're gonna have a cow, and some pigs,
and we're gonna have maybe a chicken.
- 1020. - Down in the flat, we'll have a...
- Field of alfalfa for the rabbits.
- 1021. - For the rabbits...
- And I get to tend the rabbits.