Our Daily Bread

443. OUR DAILY BREAD (1934-USA). “Inspired by the headlines Of today.” Written and directed by KING VIDORÑMusic by ALFRED NEWMAN. Considered the best “social consciousness” film Of the DepresÂsion. A young city couple, down and out during the Great Depression find themselves on a subsistence farm with others down on their luck. A drama Of the fight for survival ending in a fight to build a 2-mile irrigation ditch on the farm. You’ll be left “exhausted and emotionally depleted”Ñcomparing the conclusion with Eisenstein’s “Odessa Steps” sequence from “Potemkin.Ó In all, a social document Of amazing vitality and emotional impact. The sequel to Vidor’s silent masterpiece “The Crowd” 75 minutes. Drama