Give Us This Day (1949 film)
|Give Us This Day|
|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
- Sam Wanamaker.....Geremio
- 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 Catarina
- Rosalie Crutchley.....Giulio's wife
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." 
The film was a commercial failure in America.
- A. H. WEILER (13 November 1949). "BY WAY OF REPORT: José Ferrer, Man With Many Prospects -- 'Finian's Rainbow' Being Sought". New York Times. p. X5.
- Crowther, Bosley. "Christ in Concrete". NY Times. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
- "Christ in Concrete (1949) – Edward Dmytryk – Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related". AllMovie. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
- Crowther, Bosley (21 December 1949). "THE SCREEN IN REVIEW; ' Give Us This Day,' Film Based on Pietro di Donato Novel, Unveiled at the Rialto". The New York Times.
- Harper, Sue; Porter, Vincent (2003). British Cinema of The 1950s The Decline of Deference. Oxford University Press USA. p. 15.