Our Daily Bread

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Our Daily Bread
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 14 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: January 24, 2012
  • Originally Released: 1934
  • Label: American Pop Classic
  • Encoding: Region [unknown]
  • Audio:
    • English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 12


User Ratings: 200
Rating: 3/5 -- 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. Full Review
Spirituality and Practice
Oct 14, 2006
Rating: 4/5 -- Technically impressive, well-intended, but ultimately too melodramatic
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Oct 2, 2002
A clumsy-footed attempt at pseudo-Fascist propaganda... Full Review
Vanity Fair
Jun 6, 2019
...Rousing fare...
Sight and Sound
Jan 1, 2000
Rating: B -- It makes for an interesting Depression-era time capsule survival film from the New Deal period. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Mar 19, 2010
King Vidor's Angelus, as it were, with elemental triumphs as spacious and limpid as Millet's Full Review
Mar 14, 2010
Rating: 3/5 -- A wonderful social statement, a bit naive by today's standards, but still powerful
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Oct 23, 2002

Product Description:

Another example of King Vidor's preference for the simple virtues of rural life, this film's advocacy of collectivism might seem to give the theme a political twist, although it was attacked by elements of both the left and the right. Set during the Great Depression, OUR DAILY BREAD stars Tom Keene and Karen Morley as John and Mary Sims, a couple who decides to leave the city to work a plot of land given them by Mary's uncle. In due time they're joined by a number of other people marginalized by the depression until they eventually find themselves with a working cooperative farm. When John expresses a willingness to give over the control he's been exercising to the other co-op members--except for one dissenting voice--they affirm his leadership. Predictably, problems begin to present themselves. The co-op is unable to get a bank loan and must struggle along on so little that even the stalwart John becomes despondent--so much so that he temporarily takes off with Sally (Barbara Pepper), a woman who has been energetically pursuing him. A film made outside studio control with a cast of mostly nonprofessionals, OUR DAILY BREAD remains a fascinating document of the time. Particularly notable is the concluding sequence that features the rhythmic, Eisensteinian editing of the digging of an emergency irrigation ditch.

Plot Synopsis:

Filmed during the apex of the depression, the film follows an ordinary urban couple as they take posession of a rural farm that gradually sprouts a diverse community of depression-stricken idealists.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: Aug. 1, 1934.
  • Shooting location: Tarzana, CA.
  • Vidor, unable to get studio backing for the project, largely financed it himself, with some help from Charlie Chaplin.
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