Give Us This Day

Infobox Film
name = Give Us This Day

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director = Edward Dmytryk
producer = Edward Dmytryk
Nat A. Bronsten
Rod E. Geiger
writer = Ben Barzman
Hans Székely (uncredited)
Pietro Di Donato (novel)
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starring = Sam Wanamaker
Lea Padovani
Kathleen Ryan
Charles Goldner
music = Benjamin Frankel
cinematography = C.M. Pennington-Richards
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distributor = Eagle-Lion Distributors Limited
released = October 14 1949
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country = Great Britain
language = English
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imdb_id = 0041416


*Sam Wanamaker: Geremio
*Lea Padovani: Annunziata
*Kathleen Ryan: Kathleen
*Charles Goldner: Luigi
*Bonar Colleano: Julio
*William Sylvester: Giovanni

Give Us This Day is a 1949 British film, directed by Edward Dmytryk and starring Sam Wanamaker. It was released in the United States as Christ in Concrete. Another alternate title was Salt and the Devil.

This movie was based on the novel Christ in Concrete by Pietro Di Donato. The title is taken from the Lord's Prayer. It tells the story of the struggles of a Brooklyn bricklayer, played by Wanamaker.

At the time this movie was made, Dmytryk had been blacklisted as a member of the Hollywood Ten. Wanamaker had also been blacklisted. The movie was filmed entirely in London.

The film received a mixed review from New York Times film critic Bosley Crowther. He called it "a film drama of considerable graphicness but of oddly limited power." While praising the movie for its "careful and earnest attempt to capture the hard yet wistful quality of Mr. di Donato's tale," Crowther said that "the spirit and compulsion of this deeply distressing tale of poverty and frustration are absent from the film." []

External links

* "Give Us This Day" at the Internet Movie Database []

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