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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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The Lean, Mean 30s, When America Laughed...To Keep From Crying! See more »

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26 November 1975 (France)  »

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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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References Dark Hazard (1934) See more »

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Dancing with Tears in My Eyes
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Music by Joseph A. Burke
Played in a clip from Lady Killer (1933)
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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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