Our Daily Bread & Other Films of the Great Depression - Our Daily Bread

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Our Daily Bread & Other Films of the Great Depression - Our Daily Bread

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Director:
King Vidor
Released:
1940
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Our Daily Bread, also known by the name of Hell's Crossroads, is a film from the depression era, and depicts the struggles of families and neighbors to bring in the crops that are their livelihood. When drought threatens the year's harvest, husband and wife Jim and Mary Sims (Tom Keene and Karen Morley) are faced with the loss of everything they have. Together with their friends, they team up to accomplish a monumental goal -- a two mile ditch that will bring live-giving water from the creek to the parched fields. As they work side by side, the big-city people are forced to recognize the difficulty of a life drawn from the earth, and learn the value of self-reliance and hard work. The faith and relationships of friends and family are put to the test in the long, back breaking days of hand-digging their last hope of salvation; the rent collector will only wait so long.

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