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Brother Can You Spare a Dime (1975)

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A nostalgic look back at the Great Depression with contemporary archival footage and film clips picturing James Cagney as an American Everyman.

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A nostalgic look back at the Great Depression with contemporary archival footage and film clips picturing James Cagney as an American Everyman.

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26 November 1975 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Blott för gammal vänskaps skull  »

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Shown at San Sebastian Film Festival 2007 and Barcelona 2012. See more »

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Features A Day at the Races (1937) See more »

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Saddest Tale (Blues)
(1934)
(onscreen as "Jealousy Blues")
Music by Duke Ellington
Lyrics by Irving Mills (uncredited)
Sung by Billie Holiday in a clip from Symphony in Black: A Rhapsody of Negro Life (1935)
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A very enjoyable documentary
19 September 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I recently bought this documentary on DVD and watched it several times in succession. It is the best archival source of Depression-era material I have ever run across. I particulary enjoyed the segment with Huey Long. What a terrific speaker he was! And to see him on stage with Ina Ray Hutton, the woman band leader, was a real treat. I highly recommend this for historians of America in the 20th century.


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