Re: Good Friday movie

Kristine R. Brancolini (
Mon, 12 Apr 1999 10:29:02 -0700 (PDT)

I always thought this film is called _Christ in Concrete_ but when I tried
to verify that title in one of our reference books, I couldn't find it.
So I checked the Internet Movie Database. Apparently, the actual title is
_Give Us This Day_ (1949), directed by Edward Dmytryk, but it is also
called _Christ in Concrete_. I saw the film during a Dmytryk festival
here years ago.

Kristine Brancolini
Indiana University Libraries.

On Mon, 12 Apr 1999, Susan Shaw wrote:

> Okay, here's the plot as I remember it:
> The main character is an insensitive lout of a construction foreman. He,
> his wife, and most of his crew are Italian-Americans in New York City.
> Despite the pleading of his long-suffering wife and the grumbling of his
> workers, he refuses to let his crew off on Good Friday, or even to stop work
> during the-sacred-to-Catholics 12 to 3 period. And guess what, during lunch
> break, at noon, he falls off a scaffolding into a pit and his hands are
> impaled on some rebar or something. He's also mired in wet cement. He then
> spends the next three hours going through his own private "passion" and
> finally dies, at three of course, despite efforts to free him.
> The actor could have been Anthony Quinn.
> Anybody know this one?
> Susan Shaw
> San Antonio Public Library