Robert Blake and much of the creative talent involved in his "Baretta" series and three "Joe Dancer" TV-movies tackled this television adaptation of John Steinbeck's classic novel focusing on the lives of a pair of itinerant ranch hands in the rural south. Blake and Randy Quaid have the roles taken in the 1940 film version by Burgess Meredith and Lon Chaney. In this production ("dedicated to Lewis Milestone, the director of the original), Lew Ayres replaced an ailing Art Carney in the role of the aging ranch hand, Candy.
E Nick Alexander
Gian R Grimaldi
John C Vallone
Aired in United States November 29, 1981