Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?

  |  Buy to Own: 01/09/2008
  |  109 min
Rated U by the BBFC


Golden Globe-nominated documentary, produced by David Puttnam, about America's Great Depression. The film chronicles the twelve-year period between the Wall Street crash of 1929 and the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, when the US economy was at an all-time low. Combining contemporary news and documentary footage with clips from Hollywood film classics of the period, the documentary evokes a time of great social upheaval. As fortunes dwindled, banks went bust and jobs were lost, two American heroes emerged: James Cagney, the actor who personified the little guy who won't be beaten, and Franklin D. Roosevelt, the new president with a visionary plan.