Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1941. Complete script for the 1943 film. The fourth Steinbeck script to be adapted in as many years. Not as well known today as "The Grapes of Wrath" or "Of Mice and Men," but still a wonderful, warm adaptation of what is perhaps Steinbeck's lightest and most anecdotal novel, with expert interplay among Spencer Tracy, John Garfield, and the great Frank Morgan.
John Garfield plays a Mexican-American named Danny whose grandfather leaves him two houses as inheritance. Unfortunately Danny's friends quickly move in to Danny's newfound homes, and Danny must struggle to find employment and get the girl. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Set in Northern California.
Goldenrod studio wrappers, noted as COMPLETE, rubber-stamped copy No. 139 and production No. 4852, dated 7/16/41, with credits for screenwriter Mahin and producer Zimbalist. Title page present, dated 7/16/41. 131 leaves, mimeograph duplication, with white revision pages throughout, dated 7-18-41. Pages Fine, wrapper Very Good plus bound with two gold brads.