Tortilla Flat Script

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Director:Victor Fleming
Written by:John Steinbeck (Novel), John Lee Mahin (Screenplay), Benjamin Glazer (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Danny, a poor northern Californian Mexican-American, inherits two houses from his grandfather and is quickly taken advantage of by his vagabond friends.

Viva Zapata Script

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Director:Elia Kazan
Written by:John Steinbeck (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis: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.

East Of Eden Script

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Director:Elia Kazan
Written by:John Steinbeck (Author), Paul Osborn (Author)

Script Synopsis:In the Salinas Valley, in and around World War I, Cal Trask feels he must compete against overwhelming odds with his brother for the love of their father. 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.

Cannery Row Script

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Director:David S. Ward
Written by:William Graham (Writer), John Steinbeck (Novel)

Script Synopsis:A depressed section of Monterey, California is the backdrop for an offbeat romantic comedy about a pair of mismatched lovers. Doc is a lonely marine biologist and former baseball star. Suzy is a scrappy, abrasive drifter who can't even succeed as a prostitute. Add Cannery Row's band of resident drunken derelicts to the mix and fireworks result, though not the romantic kind.

Of Mice And Men Script

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Director:Gary Sinise
Written by:John Steinbeck (Novel), Horton Foote (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Two drifters, one a gentle but slow giant, try to make money working the fields during the Depression so they can fulfill their dreams.

The Grapes of Wrath

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Director:John Ford
Written by:John Steinbeck (Author), Nunnally Johnson (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Tom Joad returns to his home after a jail sentence to find his family kicked out of their farm due to foreclosure. He catches up with them on his Uncle’s farm, and joins them the next day as they head for California and a new life... Hopefully.


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Director:Alfred Hitchcock
Written by:John Steinbeck (Writer), Jo Swerling (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:During World War II, a small group of survivors is stranded in a lifeboat together after the ship they were traveling on is destroyed by a German U-boat.