Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (1975)

Genres - Culture & Society, Film, TV & Radio, History, Music  |   Sub-Genres - Social History  |   Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - Canada, USA  |  
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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.

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decade, film-clips, Great-Depression, Hollywood, newsreels, retrospective, songs