Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

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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. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

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  • There are songs and production numbers from the great 1930s musicals and newsreel footage of the rioting strikers at Ford, and animated sequences, and Will Rogers kidding FDR and Rudy Vallee singing the title song. But to what purpose?

    Jul 9, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Only succeeds in being a mishmash of muddled thinking and mediocre editing talents.

    Nov 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

  • Jan 30, 2010
    Though I think this movie was a lofty experiment, I found it kind of boring.
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