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American Madness
2006-12 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
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During the height of the Great Depression a populist bank present is saved from financial ruin by his small depositors.

Bound for Glory Bound for Glory
By Ashby, Hal
2006-04 - Tcfhe/MGM
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Folk singer Woody Guthrie tours Depression-era work camps and spreads his word by radio. …More

Cinderella Man

Cinderella Man
By Howard, Ron
2005-12 - Universal Studios
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The story of boxer Jim Braddock, who defeated champion Max Baer in a winner-takes-all bout at a time when Americans were woefully in need of a hero. …More

Cradle Will Rock
By Robbins, Tim
2006-05 - Buena Vista Home Entertainment
0717951004765 Check our catalog


As labor strikes break out throughout the country during the 1930's, the art and theater world of NYC is a growing cultural revolution. Nelson Rockefeller commissions Diego Rivera to paint the lobby of his headquarters, an Italian propagandist is giving away Da Vincis, and a young Orson Welles defies a court order to perform his controversial musical. Based on a true story. …More

The Grapes of Wrath
2007-12 - Twentieth Century-Fox
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This moving Depression-era social drama based on John Steinbeck's novel, follows the hopeful migration of works from the Oklahoma dust bowl through their subsequent disillusionment upon reaching California, the promised land. …More


Hard Times
By Hill, Walter
Performed by Various Artists
2005-03 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
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A gambler backs a bare-knuckle brawler in Depression-era New Orleans. Directed by Walter Hill. …More

The Homecoming: A Christmas Story The Homecoming: A Christmas Story
By Hamner, Earl
2003-09 - Paramount
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Set on a Depression Christmas Eve in 1933, this heart-tugging story centers around the Waltons. They're a rural American family preparing to celebrate Christmas together. Though times are tough, love and sharing are abundant in this family. …More

Honkytonk Man
By Eastwood, Clint
2010-02 - Warner Home Video
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A 1930s country singer tries to reach Nashville sober, with his nephew, to audition at the Grand Ole Opry. …More

It Happened One Night

It Happened One Night
By Capra, Frank
1999-12 - Sony Pictures
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Runaway socialite Ellie Andrews is en route to the Big Apple to elope with a fortune-hunting flyboy. Along the way she meets crusty newspaperman Peter Warne, who's just been sacked and—unbeknownst to Ellie—plans to sell her story to get his job back. …More

The Journey of Natty Gann The Journey of Natty Gann
By Rosenberg, Jeanne
2002-05 - Buena Vista Home Entertainment
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Kansas City
By Altman, Robert
2005-02 - New Line Cinema Corporation
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Hoping to get her hoodlum husband back, a desperate '30s woman kidnaps a politician's wife. …More

Make Way for Tomorrow
2010-02 - Image Entertainment
0715515052412 Check our catalog



Modern Times
By Chaplin, Charlie
2003-07 - Warner Home Video
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In Chaplin's classic comedy of the Machine Age, a bolt tightener fails at everything but falling in love. …More

My Man Godfrey My Man Godfrey
2008-06 - Legend Films Inc.
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A Park Avenue socialite's new family butler is an incognito Austrian diplomat. …More

O Brother, Where Art Thou?
By Coen, Joel
Producer Bevan, Tim
2008-08 - Buena Vista Home Entertainment
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Ulysses Everett McGill escapes the chain gang with two fellow convicts, the simple and somewhat slow Delmar and ill-tempered Pete, to pursue the promise of hidden loot stashed in his house that is about to be swept away in a flood. On the way, the trio experience a journey filled with hilarious adventure and a cast of strange characters starting with a blind prophet who warns them that the treasure you seek shall not be the treasure you find." …More

Of Mice and Men
By Milestone, Lewis
2008-12 - Image Entertainment
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Set in the bucolic Salinas Valley of California in the 1930's, this film paints a bold, vivid picture of life in the depression era and tells the tragic tale of George and Lenny, two itinerant farm hands searching for a safe haven from the cruelties of the world. …More

Of Mice and Men
By Sinise, Gary
2003-03 - Tcfhe/MGM
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During the Great Depression Lenny, a simple-minded man, and his cunning cousin George drift from job to job, and find trouble they can't escape in the form of the foreman's sexy wife. …More

Paper Moon
By Bogdanovich, Peter
2007-05 - Paramount Home Video
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Moses Pray, a smooth-talking con man is driving through depression-era Kansas with a carload of deluxe bibles and a list of newly widowed prospects for his line when he meets up with Addie, a cigarette-smoking, nine-year-old orphan who shows Moses a thing or two about cons. …More

Pennies from Heaven
2006-08 - Warner Home Video
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Dennis Potter's masterpiece mini-series follows the adventures, mishaps, and yearnings of a traveling song sheet peddler on a tight commission as he tries to make dreams fit the promises of the lyrics he carries. …More

Places in the Heart
By Benton, Robert
2007-05 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
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In 1930's Southern U.S., a widow and her family try to run their cotton farm with the help of a disparate group of friends. …More

Rambling Rose Rambling Rose
By Coolidge, Martha
2005-08 - Lions Gate Home Entertainment
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The rumors are true about a couple's new maid in 1935 Georgia. Directed by Martha Coolidge. From the Calder Willingham novel. …More

Sounder Sounder
By Ritt, Martin
2008-11 - E1
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A sharecropper's wife keeps the family together after he goes to prison in 1930s Louisiana. Directed by Martin Ritt. …More

Sullivan's Travels Sullivan's Travels
By Sturges, Preston
2001-08 - Image Entertainment
9781559409193 Check our catalog


Hollywood director John Sullivan, tired of churning out comedies, decides to make a serious and socially responsible film about human suffering. Realizing he knows nothing of the subject matter, he hits the road as a hobo, where he finds a beautiful woman, and more trouble than he ever imagined. …More

They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
By Pollack, Sydney
2004-10 - Tcfhe/MGM
9780792862208 Check our catalog


Desperate people enter a dance marathon in Depression-era Chicago. Directed by Sydney Pollack. Best supporting Oscar for Gig Young. …More

To Kill A Mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird
By Mulligan, Robert
2002-01 - Universal Studios
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The award winning story of a small child who learns that there is evil in world. Set in the backdrop of the South, during the Depression, a white woman accuses a black man of rape. And while he is obviously innocent only one man will step up to defend him. …More

Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken
By Miner, Steve
2006-01 - Buena Vista Home Entertainment
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A 1930s runaway joins a carnival man's horse high-diving act, headed for tragedy in Atlantic City. …More