Down 45,777 this week

Give a Man a Job (1933)

 |  Short, Music
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 22 users  
Reviews: 1 user

A three-minute short made in conjunction with the National Recovery Administration that urges employers to hire the unemployed.

0Check in

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 281 titles
created 11 Sep 2011

Related Items

Search for "Give a Man a Job" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Give a Man a Job (1933)

Give a Man a Job (1933) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Give a Man a Job.


Uncredited cast:
Himself (uncredited)
The Exterminator (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ...
Banker (uncredited)


A three-minute short made in conjunction with the National Recovery Administration that urges employers to hire the unemployed.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Short | Music





Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


The Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart song "Give A Man A Job" was originally intended for Meet the Baron (1933), then Hollywood Party (1934), but not used in either film. See more »


[last lines]
Performer: [singing] If the old name of Roosevelt / Makes your old heart throb / Then take this message, straight from the President / And give a man a job!
See more »


Give a Man a Job
Music by Richard Rodgers (uncredited)
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart (uncredited)
Performed by Jimmy Durante (uncredited)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Give a Man a Job is an early Public Service short with Jimmy Durante and Moe Howard
8 May 2008 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Having been checking on the Matinée at the Bijou blog, I've been discovering quite a few curiosities from the Golden Age of Movies. Like this Jimmy Durante musical short produced by M-G-M that touts the National Recovery Administration as part of President Roosevelt's New Deal. One of the people in the audience that The Great Snozzola warbles to is Moe Howard-with his hair slicked back-who, as an exterminator, wonders aloud "who's going to get rid of all the rats" if Durante says to give his employees vacations. Durante says to hire several more who need the jobs. He goes on like this for the whole two minutes until the short ends with a close-up of Roosevelt on frame. Pretty entertaining and worth a look for anyone who's a fan of Durante and lead Stooge Howard.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Give a Man a Job (1933) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: