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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)  »

Also Known As:

Blott för gammal vänskaps skull  »

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

Connections

Referenced in Beavis and Butt-Head: Beavis, Can You Spare a Dime? (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Remember My Forgotten Man
(1933)
(onscreen as "My Forgotten Man")
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin (as A Dubin)
Performed by Joan Blondell and ensemble in a clip from Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
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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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