And, frankly, I find it Greatly Depressing.
C'mon, folks! The Depression wasn't all that bad. Haven't you seen It's a Wonderful Life? Places in the Heart? O, Brother Where Art Thou?
Everything I've learned about the Great Depression, I've learned from the movies. The moral of the story is that times may be bad. But with hard work, a guardian angel and/or a kind blind man played by John Malkovich, good people will triumph over hardship. (Especially good-looking good people.)
This is my all-time FAVORITE Great Depression musical.
We can learn some important lessons here:
- Friends can help you through dark times.
- Caring for a stray dog is the right thing to do.
- Singing and dancing makes hard work more bearable.
And, if all else fails, find a rich tycoon to take you in, fly in a helicopter to the White House and sing in three-part harmony with the President of the United States.
And, then, of course...The sun'll come out tomorrow!
Check here for listings of other great Great Depression movies. Might as well enjoy it, right?