Cinema: The New Pictures: Oct. 8, 1934

Our Daily Bread (Viking). For the average Hollywood producer, Depression furnished a number of tedious gags, a few new turns for old plots. But it failed to invest the cinema with much New Deal sentiment, much sense of economic ferment. This fact has long rankled in the impatient mind of thick-lipped, shock-haired King Vidor.

More than two years ago Director Vidor read an article on subsistence farming by Professor Malcolm McDermott of Duke University. What he felt about subsistence farming seemed too radical for the producers to whom Vidor offered his ideas....

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