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Afternoon Theatre


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Of Mice and Men by JOHN STEINBECK : adapted for radio by GILBERT THOMAS with Harry Towb as George and Robert Beatty as Lennie
'You get in trouble. You do bad things and I got to get you out. It ain'bad people that raises hell. It's dumb ones.... You just wanta to feel that girl's dress. Up in Weed. Just wanta pet it like a mouse. Well, how the hell'd she know you just wanta to feel her dress? How'd she know you'd just hold on to it like it was a mouse? '
(First broadcast in 1967) (' The Pearl ' by John Stein beck in Story Time: Monday)


Unknown: John Steinbeck
Unknown: Gilbert Thomas
Unknown: Harry Towb
Unknown: Robert Beatty
Producer: Joe Burroughs
Unknown: John Stein
George: Harry Towb
Lennie: Robert Beatty
Candy: Alan Gifford
The Boss: Russell Napier
Curley: Allan McClelland
Slim: Haydn Jones
Crooks: Earl Cameron
Curley's wife: Margaret Robertson
Carlson: Denys Hawthorne
Whit: Anthony Jackson

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