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"Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?" (1975)

This historical documentary features James Cagney as "an American everyman," much the same role Bing Crosby casts himself in for the song.

Richard Lawson: "Twenty Movies About the First Great Depression To Watch During the Sequel." Gawker.com, October 2008.

Lawson's saucy column begins with some classics—"It's A Wonderful Life," "The Grapes of Wrath"—and then moves into the slightly more obscure, concluding with a film called "Gold Diggers of 1933." We long to know what that's all about.

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