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Give a Man a Job (1933)

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

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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 »

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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!
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Give a Man a Job
Music by Richard Rodgers (uncredited)
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart (uncredited)
Performed by Jimmy Durante (uncredited)
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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.


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