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GIVE A MAN A JOB

A public service annoucement made in support of President Franklin Roosevelt's National Recovery Administration, urging employers to hire. Moe appears as an exterminator, whom Jimmy Durante urges to hire more men.



The dialogue performed in musical rhyme, Give a Man a Job was written by Rodgers & Hart. The number was originally planned for MEET THE BARON, and then HOLLYWOOD PARTY, but ultimately not included in either. MGM quickly assigned the piece to this short subject as part of MGM's support for President Roosevelt's NRA program.

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Moe Howard (Solo)
Release Date
September 09, 1933
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MGM
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PSA
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2.85 min.
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"GIVE A MAN A JOB:" "MOSES HORWITZ:" {SOLO}: {PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT}: RELEASED ON: SEPTEMBER 09; 1933:


CAST MEMBERS NAMES AND THEIR ROLES:

JIMMY DURANTE........................{PUBLIC SPEAKER}
MOSES HARRY HORWITZ..........{EXTERMINATOR}


"GIVE A MAN A JOB:" {Is the first segment of an eighteen segment documentary depliciting the horrible times of 'The Great Depression' from 1929 through 1937}:


"THE PANIC IS ON!"

"The Great American Depression"

"As Seen By The Common Man"


INTRODUCTIONAL:

"There is a no more vivid reflection of an era's pop culture and topical issues then what was captured on film shot during the period."

"During the worst years of 'The Great Depression,' 1929 through 1937,' 'SOUND FILM' provided a weary America with its most popular form of public entertainment and escape."

"From movie newsreels to government sponsored 'Short Subjects' 'The Great Depression' was vividly depicted in American film, sometimes expressed with humour and optimism and other times with bleak imagery which reflected the desperation and helplessness that many of the audience undoubtedly felt."

"The clips we have selected for this programme offer varying glimpses of how the era's hard times and sentiments were reflected in its films."


"GIVE A MAN A JOB:"

NRA Promotional Film

With Jimmy Durante

1933


Metro-Goldwyn Mayer

INVITES

YOU

TO LISTEN TO AN

EMINENT AUTHORITY

ON THE

NRA


{Moe's role in this Public Service Announcement is that of an Exterminator and a member of the audience who is sitting there and is listening to what the Public Speaker; {JIMMY DURANTE}; is stating about Theodore Roosevelt and his 'New Deal' Programme':

{Moe has a total of six lines with Jimmy Durante and they are marked with the asteriscks symbol}:


We open 'GIVE A MAN A JOB' inside of a Town Hall Building where we are seeing a group of American Workers in the audience as they are now applauding loudly their Guest Speaker; {JIMMY DURANTE}; who is standing at his right; {your left} of the speakers podium in front of a curtain that is or white flowers and a 'National Rifel Association Banner' {which states on the top NRA, below the word NRA is Member and eagle with a table saw blade in his right tendon, and lightning bolts in his left, with the word 'US' at his right tendon, and below the eagle these words WE DO OUR PART}; as he is now in the process of taking three huge bows as he is now raising his right hand to calm the audience down.

The Guest Speaker; {JIMMY DURANTE}, looked to both sides of himself at the stage in slight embarrassement as he is now in the process of doing a shoft-shoe shuffle style of a dance as he is now in the process of singing: {In rhyme and using hand gestures to support his lines and is occassionally slapping himself on his thighs}:


GUEST SPEAKER: {JIMMY DURANTE}: {SINGING}: 'GIVE A MAN A JOB!' {BEGINNING}:

"You, and you, and you, and you. You got a President now, he gave the land a 'New Deal.' You hold the cards, now you deal. You, and you, and you, and you, put shoulders to the plough. He gave us what we asked for now pay him bakc some how. Step out in front, give back of the President, and 'GIVE A MAN A JOB:'

"Keep them pulling, brothers. Now, bare with the President, and 'GIVE A MAN A JOB.'!

"If the olde name of Roosevelt makes the olde heart throb." {Here we are seeing him putting his hand over his heart}:

"You take this message straight from the President, and, 'GIVE A MAN A JOB'! {Here we are now seeing Jimmy slapping his thighs in agreement to his song}:

GUEST SPEAKER: {JIMMY DURANTE}: {SINGING}: 'GIVE A MAN A JOB!' {ENDING}:


We are now seeing the Guest Speaker; {JIMMY DURANTE} looking at the audience with a look of bewilderment on his face as he is now slightly using a bug-eyed hang jaw expression as he is now approaching a member of the audience.

We are now seeing the 'Guest Speaker' approaching a stately looking older gentleman who is dressed in a dark blue coloured suit, white dress shirt and blue tie.

GUEST SPEAKER; {JIMMY DURANTE}; to the STATELY GENTLEMAN: {As he is now singing to the gentleman in rhyme in a serious tone of a voice with a carrying look on his face as the guest speaker is doing a chorus line style of a dance and is pointing a finger at him}: "You, look like a banker who drive's a car!"

STATELY GENTLEMAN to the GUEST SPEAKER; {JIMMY DURANTE}: {As the stately gentleman is looking at the guest speaker with a serious look on his face as he is responding back to the guest speaker in a sing-song style of talking voice}: "I drive it myself, here have a cigar!"

GUEST SPEAKER; {JIMMY DURANTE} to the STATELY GENTLEMAN: {As the guest speaker is now singing to the stately gentleman in rhyme with a mad look on his face as he is now pushing the gentleman's hand away that is holding onto the cigar as is singing to him in a disgusted tone of a voice}: "Keep your cigar, and hire a chauffer, and keep a man from becoming a loafer."

We are now seeing the Guest Speaker; {JIMMY DURANTE}; with a serious look on his face as he is now changing his mind about the cigar and is now taking one from the 'Bakers' upper suit jacket pocket as the Guest Speaker is doing a shuffle style of a dance over to another male member of the audience; {MOSES HARRY HORWITZ}. The Guest Speaker; {JIMMY DURANTE} is now bending at the waist with a bug-eyed look on wonderment on his face as the Guest Speaker; {JIMMY DURANTE}, is now singing to the Second Male Audience Member; {MOSES HARRY HORWITZ}' in rhyme..

START OF MOE'S PART IN THIS PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:

*GUEST SPEAKER; {JIMMY DURANTE}; to the SECOND MALE AUDIENCE MEMBER; {MOSES HORWITZ}: {As the Guest Speaker is now looking at the Second Male Audience Member with a dazed look on his face as he is singing to him in rhyme}: "You, look like a grocer!"

**SECOND MALE AUDIENCE MEMBER; {MOSES HARRY HORWITZ}; to the GUEST SPEAKER; {JIMMY DURANTE}: {As Moe is sitting in his chair with a serious look on his face and is stating back to him in a sing-song style of a talk}: "No, Sir, my job is extermination."

***GUEST SPEAKER; {JIMMY DURANTE}; to the SECOND MALE AUDIENCE MEMBER; {MOSES HARRY HORWITZ}}: {As the Guest Speaker is now pointing a finger at Moe with a mad look on his face as the Guest Speaker is now singing to Moe in rhyme}: "You must give your assistants, each, a nice weekend vacation!"

****SECOND MALE AUDIENCE MEMBER; {MOSES HORWITZ}; to the GUEST SPEAKER; {JIMMY DURANTE}: {As Moe is sitting there looking a Jimmy Durante with a really perplexed look on his face as he is stating back to him in a sing-song style of a talk in a really worried and serious tone of a voice and with a worried look on his face}: "And I'll need more men to kill the rats!"

*****GUEST SPEAKER; {JIMMY DURANTE}; to the SECOND MALE AUDIENCE MEMBER; {MOSES HORWITZ}: {As the Guest Speaker is looking at Moe in a really carrying way as he is stating to Moe in a really concerned tone of a voice and is singing in rhyme}: "We want you to hire a crowd. You'll do good work if you hang out this sign------'NO RATS ALLOWED!' {Here we are seeing the Guest Speaker handing the Second Male Audience Member a flyer promoting 'The Wonderful Right-Wing Organisation' the 'National Rifle Association}:

******We are now seeing Moe giving a quick glimpse to the floor in slight embarrassment as Moe is now looking over at a Fat Lady Audience Member:

END OF MOE'S PART IN THIS PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:

We are now seeing the Guest Speaker; {JIMMY DURANTE}; doing a shuffle style of a dance over to 'A Fat Lady Audience Member' {She is dressed in a blue and white flowered dress, blue spiked high heel shoes, white full-length wool coat, and a white hat with a blue ribbon band around it}:

GUEST SPEAKER; {JIMMY DURANTE} to the FAT LADY AUDIENCE MEMBER: {As he is doing an in place shuffle style of a dance and is looking at her with a really bug-eyed look of worry as he is now asking 'The Fat Lady' in a singing ryhming voice}: "What's the matter with you?"

FAT LADY AUDIENCE MEMBER to the GUEST SPEAKER; {JIMMY DURANTE}: {As she is looking at him with a really sad look on her face as she is stating to him in a really hurtful, slightly crying tone of a voice}: "I'm a very sick woman!"

GUEST SPEAKER; {JIMMY DURANTE} to the FAT LADY AUDIENCE MEMBER: {As he is looking at her with a mad look on his face as he is shouting to her in a singing rhyming tone of a voice as he is doing a soft shoe style of a tap dance}: "Oh, a hypocrondriac. You must get a doctor for pneumonia, a doctor for insomnia, and one for osmoses, and two for halitosis, and one for exeima, neuritis, Saint Vitious, of any other kind of an 'itious'. That will delight us. {Here we are seeing the Guest Speaker; {JIMMY DURANTE}; using hand gestures to support himself and is slapping himself on his thighs. He is now pointing a finger at 'The Fat Lady' and is looking at her with a really demented look on his face}:

"You must get a doctor for every disease you got, and that will give you alot of enjoyment, and in that way Madame you will help end unemployment." {Here we are now seeing the Guest Speaker; {JIMMY DURANTE}; ending his singing to her as he is now slapping her hard on her right shoulder as she is looking at him with a really mad and hurtful look on her face.

We are now seeing the Guest Speaker; {JIMMY DURANTE}; getting really excited about 'President Roosevelt's' 'New Deal Programme' as he is now wildly removing his suit jacket and has a really happy look on his face as he is now doing a backwards skip style of a shuffle soft shoe dance back to the podium as he is singing gleefully.

"Now listen to me everybody. Step up in front, get back at them, get back at the President, and 'GIVE A MAN A JOB'. You know he bore the front, you know that, I know that. So step out, and 'GIVE A MAN A JOB.'

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT; 'GIVE A MAN A JOB' {ENDING}:

{Here we are seeing the Guest Speaker; {JIMMY DURANTE}, getting really excited about the 'New Deal Programme' as he is now madly and happily slamming his suit jacket to the podium and has a really happy and joyfull look on his face as he is singing in a joyful rhyming tone of a voice}: "You know who is back of this signia of NRA?. No, well I'll tell ya, and when I do it will give your heart a throb. You take this message straight from the President, and, 'GIVE A MAN A JOB'!: {Here we are seeing the Guest Speaker; {JIMMY DURANTE}; raising the 'NRA' banner and showing to us a picture of our 32nd President of this wonderful country, 'THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA' 'Franklin Delano Roosevelt'!

'GIVE A MAN A JOB': {FADE OUT}:

We are now fading out of here as we are now seeing the audience members giving the Guest Speaker; {JIMMY DURANTE}; a 'Standing Ovation' to agreement on his speach about 'President Roosevelt's' 'New Deal Programme'!


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