Our Daily Bread
Our Daily Bread (1934)

Unable to secure Hollywood-studio backing for his Depression-era agrarian drama Our Daily Bread, director King Vidor financed the picture himself, with the eleventh-hour assistance of Charles Chaplin. Intended as a sequel to Vidor's… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 2, 1934
DVD Release Date: January 13, 2009
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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It makes for an interesting Depression-era time capsule survival film from the New Deal period.

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Harvey S. Karten

The silence tries one's patience but the film is noteworthy in showing us that chickens are not born in supermarket wrappings.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Technically impressive, well-intended, but ultimately too melodramatic

Fernando F. Croce

King Vidor's Angelus, as it were, with elemental triumphs as spacious and limpid as Millet's

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Emanuel Levy

A harsh film that reflects the Depression era, King Vidor's chronicle is both artistically and ideologically a significant Hollywood feature

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A thought-provoking documentary that gives us a new appreciation of the time, energy, and hard labor that lies behind the creation, packaging and delivery of the food we eat.

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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

A wonderful social statement, a bit naive by today's standards, but still powerful

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Stella Dallas
possibly the most socialist film ever to come from hollywood, vidor had to finance this sequel to 'the crowd' himself, with assistance from his friend… More
This month Turner Classic Movies is running a marathon of movies made in or set during The Great Depression, I decided it would be cool to watch all the movies… More
Walter M.
In "Our Daily Bread," Mary(Karen Morley) and John Sims(Tom Keene) have gone so long without work that they have to sell everything that is not nailed… More
Andrew Fillmore
I mildly enjoyed this old movie, but the acting (or lack thereof) really bothered me.