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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.

Director:

Philippe Mora

Writer:

Philippe Mora
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Laverne Andrews ... Laverne Andrews (archive footage)
Maxene Andrews ... Maxene Andrews (archive footage)
Patty Andrews ... Patty (archive footage)
Fred Astaire ... (archive footage)
Warner Baxter ... (archive footage)
Wallace Beery ... Self (archive footage)
Brooks Benedict ... (archive footage)
Constance Bennett ... (archive footage)
Jack Benny ... Self (archive footage) (as Mr. Benny)
Busby Berkeley ... Self (archive footage)
Irving Berlin ... Self (archive footage)
Willie Best ... (archive footage)
Herman Bing ... (archive footage)
Joan Blondell ... (archive footage)
Humphrey Bogart ... (archive footage)
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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Lean, Mean 30s, When America Laughed...To Keep From Crying! See more »

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The film had its world premiere on British television, on Sunday 23 March 1975 on BBC2 at 9.20pm. Its UK cinema release was the following Thursday, 27 March. See more »

Connections

Features Gone with the Wind (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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Interesting docu on depression era well worth your time
8 February 2001 | by goya-4See all my reviews

Documentary on the depression era that begins at the crash and documents the horrible results on the country. Uses newsreel footage along with some hollywood film footage as well - it can be a little confusing since there are sometimes interspersed together. All in all a very well put together showing of that time in american history with some rare footage and songs of the time. on a scale of one to ten... 8


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1975 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Brother Can You Spare a Dime See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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