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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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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 ... Himself (archive footage)
Brooks Benedict ... (archive footage)
Constance Bennett ... (archive footage)
Jack Benny ... Himself (archive footage) (as Mr. Benny)
Busby Berkeley ... Himself (archive footage)
Irving Berlin ... Himself (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:

It was the decade when America escaped the blues with THE GREATEST STAR-STUDDED CAST EVER! See more »

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Documentary

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1975 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Blott för gammal vänskaps skull See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Shown at San Sebastian Film Festival 2007 and Barcelona 2012. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Kate & Allie: Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Shout and Feel It
(1937)
Written and Performed by Count Basie
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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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