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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • SKU: VCI9055
  • UPC: 089859905520
  • Street Date: 10/01/19
  • PreBook Date: 07/23/19
  • Label: VCI Entertainment »
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Run Time: 103 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 1975
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: NORTH AMERICA
  • Language: English

 

Cast & Crew

  • Actors:
  •       James Cagney
  •       Humphrey Bogart
  •       Clarke Gable
  •       Charlie Chaplin
  •       Katharine Hepburn
  •       Fred Astaire
  • Director: Philippe Mora
  • Producer: Sanford Lieberson
  • Producer: David Puttnam
  • Director: Philippe Mora
  • Producers: Sanford Lieberson, David Puttnam

 

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Brother Can You Spare A Dime?

From Dust Bowl To Tinseltown

Brother Can You Spare A Dime?
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Brother Can You Spare A Dime? is writer / director Philippe Mora's (Mad Dog Morgan) chronicle of an unforgettable piece of American history - The Great Depression, in both its bleak lows and its artistic highs, is presented in this classic 1975 documentary. Featuring the grim reality that many Americans faced during the era, largely in the form of newsreel clips, the film also depicts how Hollywood dealt with this period of widespread poverty and unemployment. Much of the movie footage showcases glamour and extravagance, providing lively moments of escapism that contrast starkly with day-to-day life during the 1930s.

Sales Points

  • 1976: Golden Globe Award Nominee for Best Documentary Film!
  • From Academy Award Winning Producer David Puttnam (Chariots of Fire, The Killing Fields, Midnight Express).
  • Classic 1975 documentary serves as an nostalgic and evocative scrapbook of the Depression from the Wall Street Crash of 1929 to the Attack on Pearl Harbor.
  • Features clips with every major classic Hollywood star including John Wayne, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Cary Grant, Joan Crawford, Jimmy Steward and MANY many more!
  • From Award winning director Philippe Mora (Swastika, Mad Dog Morgan), who would then go on to cult status in the 1980's with 'The Beast Within', 'Howling II' and 'Howling III'.
  • Opened theatrically on Aug 6, 1975!
  • First time EVER on Bluray!

Press Quotes

A valuable compilation of the sights, sounds, and events that shaped the nation from 1929 through World War II.

     —The Digital Bits

  

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