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Brother Can You Spare a Dime (1975)

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)  »

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

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Features Of Mice and Men (1939) See more »

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Interesting docu on depression era well worth your time
8 February 2001 | by (pa usa) – See all my reviews

Documentary on the depression era that begins at the crash and documents the horrible results on the country. Uses newsreel footage along with some hollywood film footage as well - it can be a little confusing since there are sometimes interspersed together. All in all a very well put together showing of that time in american history with some rare footage and songs of the time. on a scale of one to ten... 8


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