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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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It was the decade when America escaped the blues with THE GREATEST STAR-STUDDED CAST EVER! See more »

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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 Of Mice and Men (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

(I Wish I Was in) Dixie's Land
(1860) (uncredited)
aka "Dixie"
Music by Daniel Decatur Emmett
Played by a marching band
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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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