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“…a social document of amazing vitality and emotional impact.”
– Andre Sennwald, The New York Times (1934)

“One of the 10 best films of 1934.”
The New York Times

OUR DAILY BREAD is a landmark of socially conscious films, independently produced and directed by King Vidor (The Big Parade, The Crowd, Hallelujah! and The Champ). The original idea derived from an article Vidor read in a 1932 issue of “Reader’s Digest,” about people working together in cooperatives that negated the need for money during the Depression. The final sequence, a thrilling piece of cinema bravura that involves the collective hurling themselves into the digging of a miles-long irrigation trench in order to save their corn crop from drought, is largely shot silent with overdubbed sound, and remains one of Vidor’s greatest accomplishments in film form.

• Directed by King Vidor (The Big Parade, The Crowd, Hallelujah!, The Champ)
• New high definition transfer from the 35mm nitrate lavendar

Our Daily Bread Prologue by King Vidor (1983)
The River (1937) directed by Pare Lorentz
The Plough that Broke the Plains (1936) directed by Pare Lorentz
Power and the Land (1940) directed by Joris Ivens
The New Frontier (1934) directed by H. P. McClure
California Election News #1 and #2 (1934) produced by Irving Thalberg
The Land (1942) directed by Robert Flaherty: First Release on home video of the complete film 
(The Land is on the Blu-ray only, not on the DVD)

• Commentary on both Our Daily Bread and The Plow that Broke the Plains by Howie Movshovitz (film professor at University of Colorado and film critic for NPR and Colorado Public Radio)
• New essay by film critic and historian Scott Eyman
(Empire of Dreams: The Epic Life of Cecil B. DeMille, Print the Legend: The Life and Times of John Ford, Mary Pickford: From Here to Hollywood, The Speed of Sound: Hollywood and the Talkie Revolution)

B/W • 74 Minutes • 1934 • Not Rated