Our Daily Bread (1934)
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Unable to secure Hollywood-studio backing for his Depression-era agrarian drama Our Daily Bread, director King Vidor financed the picture himself, with the eleventh-hour assistance of Charles Chaplin. Intended as a sequel to Vidor's silent classic The Crowd (1928) the film casts Tom Keene and Karen Morley as John and Mary, the roles originated in the earlier film by James Murray and Eleanor Boardman. Unable to make ends meet in the Big City, John and Mary assume control of an abandoned farm,
Oct 2, 1934 Wide
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It makes for an interesting Depression-era time capsule survival film from the New Deal period.
King Vidor's Angelus, as it were, with elemental triumphs as spacious and limpid as Millet's
A thought-provoking documentary that gives us a new appreciation of the time, energy, and hard labor that lies behind the creation, packaging and delivery of the food we eat.
The silence tries one's patience but the film is noteworthy in showing us that chickens are not born in supermarket wrappings.
A harsh film that reflects the Depression era, King Vidor's chronicle is both artistically and ideologically a significant Hollywood feature
A wonderful social statement, a bit naive by today's standards, but still powerful
Technically impressive, well-intended, but ultimately too melodramatic
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