Give Us This Day
|Give Us This Day|
Italian theatrical poster
|Directed by||Edward Dmytryk|
|Produced by||Rod E. Geiger|
|Written by||Pietro di Donato (novel)
|Music by||Benjamin Frankel|
|Edited by||John D. Guthridge|
|Distributed by||General Film Distributors
Gaumont Film Company
|Running time||120 minutes|
- Sam Wanamaker.....Geremia
- Lea Padovani.....Annunziata
- Kathleen Ryan.....Kathleen
- Charles Goldner.....Luigi
- Bonar Colleano.....Giulio
- William Sylvester.....Giovanni
- George Pastell.....The Lucy (as Nino Pastellides)
- Philo Hauser.....Head of Pig
- Sid James.....Murdin
- Karel Stepanek.....Jaroslav
- Ina De La Haye.....Dame Katarina
- Rosalie Crutchley.....Giulio's wife
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 due to Dmytryk and Wanamaker's negative perception in the United States at the time.
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." 
- BY WAY OF REPORT: Jose Ferrer, Man With Many Prospects -- 'Finian's Rainbow' Being Sought By A. H. WEILER. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 13 Nov 1949: X5.
- Crowther, Bosley. "Christ in Concrete". NY Times. Retrieved 2011-05-05.
- Crowther, Bosley (1949-12-21). "THE SCREEN IN REVIEW; ' Give Us This Day,' Film Based on Pietro di Donato Novel, Unveiled at the Rialto". The New York Times.
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