Brother Can You Spare a Dime (1975)

PG   |    |  Documentary


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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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Director:

Philippe Mora

Writer:

Philippe Mora

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1 June 2003 | RandallB
10
| An amazing embodiment of American in the 1930s
I saw this feature doco during its original run in 1977, I think, and for the second time recently in a retrospective of Philippe Mora's work 25 years later. It is an amazing piece of work, with the material itself providing the narrative ... actual speeches, songs and sound on the film ... there is no narration or voice over. The years from Depression up to WW2 come to life with this artful assembly of scenes from musicals, songs, newsreels and speeches. Considering it was produced by an Englishman and directed by an Australian, it has a remarkable sensitivity for its subject. Highly recommended for lovers of documentary or history.

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Release Date:

11 September 1975

Language

English


Country of Origin

UK, USA

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