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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Laverne Andrews ...
Laverne Andrews (archive footage)
Maxene Andrews ...
Maxene Andrews (archive footage)
Patty Andrews ...
Patty (archive footage)
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Himself (archive footage)
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Himself (archive footage) (as Mr. Benny)
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Himself (archive footage)
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Himself (archive footage)
Willie Best ...
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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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It was the decade when America escaped the blues with THE GREATEST STAR-STUDDED CAST EVER! See more »

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Documentary

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PG | See all certifications »
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26 November 1975 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Blott för gammal vänskaps skull  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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

Connections

Features Stand Up and Cheer! (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

Give My Regards to Broadway
(1904) (uncredited)
Music by George M. Cohan
Played in a clip from Stand Up and Cheer! (1934)
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original and outstanding use of archive film material
17 February 2001 | by (london, england) – See all my reviews

this is an extraordinary use of both documentary and archive newsreel to tell a story of the depression era in the USA. No naration, the film speaks for itself. The use of Jimmy Cagney as a running character is great. Fascinating and amusing.


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