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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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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 Wild Boys of the Road (1933) See more »

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Bei mir Bist du Schön
(1932)
Music by Sholom Secunda (as Secunda)
Lyrics by Jacob Jacobs (as Jacobs)
English lyrics by Saul Chaplin and Sammy Cahn (as Cahn) (1937)
Sung by The Andrews Sisters
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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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