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Our daily bread : and other films of the Great Depression

Author: King VidorDavid ShepardIrving G ThalbergPare LorentzJoris IvensAll authors
Publisher: [S.l.] : Film Preservation Associates : Distributed by Image Entertainment, ©1999.
Series: Blackhawk Films collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Our daily bread: A depression-era drama in which a young couple leads a group of unemployed people in making a communal farm succeed. Includes a prologue to the movie by David Shepard. California election: Two fake newsreels used as conservative propaganda to paint the End Poverty in California's supporters as sluggardly, indecisive radicals as opposed to the respectable intelligent idealists of Republican incumbent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short films
Feature films
Documentary films
Drama
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: King Vidor; David Shepard; Irving G Thalberg; Pare Lorentz; Joris Ivens; Edwin Allen Locke, Jr.; John H Caufield; H B McClure; Karen Morley; Tom Keene; Barbara Pepper; Addison Richards; John Qualen; Thomas Chalmers; Stephen Vincent Benét; William P Adams; Morse Salisbury; Viking Productions.; United States. Federal Emergency Relief Administration.; Film Preservation Associates.; Image Entertainment (Firm)
OCLC Number: 45809586
Notes: Title from container; Film titles from title screens.
Originally released as a motion picture made in 1934, and other short films produced in the 1930s.
Credits: Our daily bread: Scenario, Elizabeth Hill ; dialogue, Joseph Mankiewicz ; photography, Robert Planck ; recording, Vinton Vernon ; music, Alfred Newman ; editing, Lloyd Nosler. The plow that broke the plains: photography, Ralph Steiner, Paul Ivano, Paul Strand, Leo T. Hurwitz ; music composed by Virgil Thomson ; conductor, Alexander Smallens ; film editor, Leo Zochling ; sound, Joseph Kane. The river: photography, Floyd Crosby, Stacy Woodard, Willard van Dyke ; music, composed by Virgil Thomson ; conductor, Alexander Smallens ; film editors, Leo Zochling, Lloyd Nosler ; sound, Al Dillinger. Power and the land: music, Douglas Moore ; photography, Floyd Crosby, Arthur Ornitz ; editor, Helen van Dongen ; musical director, Fritz Mahler ; recording engineer, Al Dillinger. A new frontier: camera, W.R. McCarthy ; sound, Reuben Ford.
Cast: Our daily bread: Karen Morley, Tom Keene, Barbara Pepper, Addison Richards, John Qualen. The plow that broke the plains, The river: narrator, Thomas Chalmers. Power and the land: commentary, Stephen Vincent Benét ; narrator, William P. Adams. The new frontier: voice, Morse Salisbury.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (194 min.) : sd., b&w with col. sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; region 0, NTSC; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby digital mono.
Contents: Our daily bread / Viking Productions ; the story and direction, King Vidor (c1934) --
A prologue to our daily bread / [presented by] David Shepard (c1983) --
California election news #1 and #2 / produced by Irving Thalberg (1934) --
The plow that broke the plains / written and directed by Pare Lorentz (c1936) --
The river / written and directed by Pare Lorentz (c1937) --
Power and the land / directed by Joris Ivens ; script, Edwin Locke (c1940) --
The new frontier / a Federal Emergency Relief Administration picture ; subject matter, John H. Caufield ; direction, H.B. McClure (c1934).
Series Title: Blackhawk Films collection.
Other Titles: Prologue to our daily bread.
California election news.
Plow that broke the plains.
River.
Power and the land.
New frontier.
Our daily bread (Motion picture : 1934)
Responsibility: produced for DVD by David Shepard ; Film Preservation Associates.

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Our daily bread: A depression-era drama in which a young couple leads a group of unemployed people in making a communal farm succeed. Includes a prologue to the movie by David Shepard. California election: Two fake newsreels used as conservative propaganda to paint the End Poverty in California's supporters as sluggardly, indecisive radicals as opposed to the respectable intelligent idealists of Republican incumbent Frank Merriam's camp. Secretly produced by MGM and Irving Thalberg. The plow that broke the plains. A visualization of the settlement and landscape changes to the Great Plains. The river: A record of the Mississippi River. Power and the land: Designed to convince American farmers of the necessity for rural electrification through farm cooperatives. Shows a dramatization of a family on an Ohio farm revealing the hardships of life on a non-electrical farm contrasted with the benefits brought by electricity. The new frontier: Shows how pioneers create a new community.

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