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 Fountain
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Rated 3 out of 5 stars
A DOCUMENARTY FILM WORTH MORE THAN A DIME!
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As documentaries go, BROTHER< CAN YOU SPARE A DIME? is pure pleasure. Historical in nature, the film reminds the viewer of the hard times of the Great Depression and other points in the country's hard times past. Pickled with many movie star cuts, with James Cagney showing up often. This is a memorable piece of documented U.S. past historical events and traumas.