Give Us This Day

Infobox Film
name = Give Us This Day


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

Cast

*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." [http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/review?res=9802E7DD1F3BE23BBC4951DFB4678382659EDE]

External links

* "Give Us This Day" at the Internet Movie Database [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041416]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Give Us This Day —    Voir Donnez nous aujourd hui …   Dictionnaire mondial des Films

  • Action This Day — Queen – Hot Space Veröffentlichung 21. Mai 1982 Label EMI/Parlophone; Elektra, Hollywood Records (USA) Format(e) LP, Cassette; CD Genre(s) Rock …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • On This Day In History — was a feature on the BBC Radio 1 breakfast show in the UK between 1988 and 1993. It was devised by the programme s presenter at the time, Simon Mayo. Mayo, a history graduate from University of Warwick, used the day s date each morning to… …   Wikipedia

  • don't give up the day job — This idiom is used a way of telling something that they do something badly …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • don't give up the day job —    This idiom is used a way of telling something that they do something badly.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • this, that — These constantly used words function as both pronouns and adjectives. Brief comments about them are as follows: (1) The plural of this is these; the plural of that is those: This man, these men, that woman, those women. (2) This and that can be… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • DAY OF ATONEMENT — (Heb. יוֹם הכִּפּוּרִים, Yom ha Kippurim), one of the appointed seasons of the Lord, holy convocations, a day of fasting and atonement, occurring on the Tenth of Tishri. It is the climax of the ten days of penitence and the most important day in… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Day of Ashura — Shi a Muslims in Bahrain strike their chests during the mourning Official name Arabic: عاشوراء (ʻĀshūrā’); Turkish: Aşure Günü …   Wikipedia

  • Day of the Dead — This article is about the Latin American holiday. For other uses, see Day of the Dead (disambiguation). Day of the Dead ofrenda …   Wikipedia

  • give — 1 verb past tense gavepast participle given PROVIDE/SUPPLY 1 (T) to provide or supply someone with something: give sb sth: Researchers were given a 10,000 grant to continue their work. | Can you give me a ride to the office on Tuesday? | He went… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.