Our Daily Bread

Synopsis: John and Mary sims are city-dwellers hit hard by the financial fist of The Depression. Driven by bravery (and sheer desperation) they flee to the country and, with the help of other workers, set up a farming community - a socialist mini-society based upon the teachings of Edward Gallafent. The newborn community suffers many hardships - drought, vicious raccoons and the long arm of the law - but ultimately pull together to reach a bread-based Utopia.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): King Vidor
Production: Viking Film
  1 win.
Rotten Tomatoes:
80 min



Oh, he said he would come back today.

Give us more time.

My husband has left because

of a personal matter.

We are waiting for a

relative who can help us.

Everything will be fixed

in a couple of days.

Godske is very angry with you.

I'll try to calm him down

until the day after tomorrow.

But after that limit.

If they do not get the money...

prepare the suitcases.

Thank you, Mr. Crum.

We will get the money.

Well bye.


Who was? The landlord?

It gives us two days of deadline.

How did it go?

As usual:

A hundred guys for a job.

I feel like I'm never

going to get it.

Uncle Anthony is here.

He called this morning

and I invited him.

It can give you a job.

Why do you say that?

We can fix ourselves

without him.

A job is a job.

Two days left...

I will find something.

Come on, let's get

a chicken to eat.

And why a chicken?

Can not your uncle

eat burgers like me?

I could, but not tonight.

And how will we get chicken?

Like the hamburgers.

Run. I have a lot to do.

Whatever it is for

peace at home.

For me it's worth...

Hello! How are you, old friend?


The chicken the other

day was very good.

Like the one I gave

you two months ago.

Not one more bean...

Not without the

money on the table.

But, what has...?!

What do you think this is?

Do you think this is a pawnshop?

- Thank you.

- Yes...

And what do you do lately John?

I'm trying to find a job.

It's the only thing I do.

Well, I'm glad you

try to settle down.

Get in line for three

hours with a hundred guys

to get a miserable job.

What's wrong with this boy?

Have you become an

entrepreneur boy at once?

It's the harsh reality, huh?!


But he did what he could!



That's very good.

Could not you do something for him, Uncle?

Let me think...

I am like any other person.

I have received many blows...

and charity has

never been my strength,

and I'm not going to

change my mind now.

I'm not asking you any favors, Uncle.

All I want is to work.

Have you heard that?

Have not you read the newspapers?

"Back to the field"

and all those things.

- Here?

- Is the only way...

Look, I have a letter

from the bank here...

about the mortgage

of a farm that I have.

But at the moment it is not worth anything.

The bank does not want

it, and neither do I.

I thought to leave her.

But it can be useful

at least for a while.

And of course you could always

get by, sell to the bank if you can.

How about?

- Oh, Uncle!

- Great idea, very kind!

I have no idea of agriculture.

But on a gift horse...

When can I start?

It depends on you.

What do you say, Mary?

I prefer that to having to

fight with bill collectors.

If it seems good, then agree.

Do you have a map?

Write the address.

It is very far? When can we go?

Well, it's about 290

kilometers to the south.

There is a city called Arcadia.

You cross the main street,

you turn to the right

and you continue almost

ten kilometers more...

Not bad, huh?

The collectors will have a

hard time finding this site.

Thank God.

Look at a windmill!

Do you know what they are for?

- To know the direction of the wind.

- Yes...

Do not! What are you talking about?

Do you think it's a mule?

Your father is an ass, right?

Or is his mother...


Or both.

I do not know.

And a house, too.

I thought the house was

a joke from your uncle.

And one...

A chimney.

In a tool shed

there were shovels,

hoes and old rakes.

I found another room with

seeds on the ground.

It's great, tomorrow I'll start.

This farm will never produce.

The potatoes are already there.

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King Vidor

King Wallis Vidor (; February 8, 1894 – November 1, 1982) was an American film director, film producer, and screenwriter whose career spanned nearly seven decades. In 1979, he was awarded an Honorary Academy Award for his "incomparable achievements as a cinematic creator and innovator." He was nominated five times for a Best Director Oscar, and won eight international film awards during his career. Vidor's best known films include The Big Parade (1925), The Crowd (1928), Stella Dallas (1937), and Duel in the Sun (1946). He is not related to fellow director Charles Vidor. more…

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