We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?


by Bing Crosby

Movies & TV

"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.

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...