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Our Daily Bread
8.1
/10
2,064 Ratings

OUR DAILY BREAD

Directed by King Vidor
United States, 1934
Drama, Romance

Synopsis

John and Mary Sims are city-dwellers hit hard by the financial fist of the Great Depression. Driven by bravery (and sheer desperation) they flee to the country and, with the help of other workers, set up a farming community—a socialist mini-society based upon the teachings of Edward Gallafent.

Synopsis

John and Mary Sims are city-dwellers hit hard by the financial fist of the Great Depression. Driven by bravery (and sheer desperation) they flee to the country and, with the help of other workers, set up a farming community—a socialist mini-society based upon the teachings of Edward Gallafent.

Our take

From Texas-born director King Vidor comes this great Depression-era drama that posits collectivism as an answer to poverty. A remarkable motion picture of social concern and a rousing curio from Hollywood’s golden age.