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Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 50 min.
  • Genres: Culture & Society, Film, History, Social History, TV & Radio, Music
  • Director:Philippe Mora


This documentary compiles newsclips from the 1930s to chronicle the entire decade of The Great Depression. The mood of the country is exemplified in a series of clips contrasting Franklin D. Roosevelt and James Cagney. Films of relevance to the documentary's task are also given attention, including I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang. The documentary includes many songs from the period, including Woody Guthrie's "Vigilanted Man," then swiftly moves through contrasting times up to the mid-1970s. ~ Clarke...more