Become an IMDbPro Member Today

Get access to the leading information resource for the entertainment industry

Find Contacts & Representation

Showcase Yourself

Follow Industry Trends

Stay connected with contact details for over 300,000 industry professionals and companies

Manage your photos and the credits you're Known For on IMDbPro, IMDb and Amazon Video

Keep up to date with entertainment news and follow in-development titles not available on IMDb

Start your 30-Day free trial
Already a member?

When the World Breaks (2010)

TV-PG
84 min | Documentary

In 1929 the world was launched into the darkest time in modern economic history. That same year, Ernest Hemingway wrote: "The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places." "When the World Breaks" is a film ...See moreIn 1929 the world was launched into the darkest time in modern economic history. That same year, Ernest Hemingway wrote: "The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places." "When the World Breaks" is a film about creativity and survival during the Great Depression of the 1930s, with striking parallels to current times. Depression-era life and art come alive with rare film clips and personal stories from survivors like Ray Bradbury, Jerry Stiller, Buzz Aldrin and Phyllis Diller to take us beyond the bread lines and dust bowls into a vibrant cinematic portrait of this formative decade in American history. Written by Anonymous See less
Read more: Plot summary
Casting Director
Trending & News
MOVIEmeter
Members only
News articles
Box Office
Budget
$ 320,000
See all box office data

Release date
2010 (United States)

Contacts

Become a member to access contact information

Cast

+ Add Cast
55 cast members
Name STARmeter Known for
Buzz Aldrin
Himself Himself   See fewer
Members only
Members only
Members only
Richard Anderson
Himself Himself   See fewer
Top 5000
Willie Barrow
Herself Herself   See fewer
Members only
Jerry Beck
Actor Actor   See fewer
Members only
Heather Becker
Herself Herself   See fewer
Members only
Members only
Members only
Timuel Black
Himself Himself   See fewer
Members only
Heather Boushey
Herself Herself   See fewer
Members only
Robert F. Boyle
Himself Himself   See fewer
Members only
Ray Bradbury
Himself Himself   See fewer
Members only
Members only
Members only
Phyllis Diller
Herself Herself   See fewer
Members only
Paul Dooley
Himself Himself   See fewer
Members only
Hugh Downs
Himself Himself   See fewer
Members only
John Drummond
Himself Himself   See fewer
Members only
Fyvush Finkel
Himself Himself   See fewer
Members only
Members only
Seth Glickenhaus
Himself Himself   See fewer
Members only
Monty Hall
Himself Himself   See fewer
Members only
Jane Harvey
Herself Herself   See fewer
Members only
Takeo Hoshi
Himself Himself   See fewer
Members only
Takatoshi Ito
Himself Himself   See fewer
Members only
Jesse Jackson
Himself Himself   See fewer
Members only
Naomi Jacobs
Herself Herself   See fewer
Members only
Simon Johnson
Himself Himself   See fewer
Members only
James Karen
Himself Himself   See fewer
Members only
Dacher Keltner
Himself Himself   See fewer
Members only
David M. Kennedy
Himself Himself   See fewer
Members only
Janet Klein
Herself Herself   See fewer
Members only
Carla Laemmle
Herself Herself   See fewer
Members only
Jack LaLanne
Himself Himself   See fewer
Members only
Art Linkletter
Himself Himself   See fewer
Members only
Members only
Members only
Al Martinez
Himself Himself   See fewer
Members only
Eric Maskin
Himself Himself   See fewer
Members only
Members only
Members only
Members only
Lee Ohanian
Himself Himself   See fewer
Members only
Toshiki Okada
Himself Himself   See fewer
Members only
Miles Orvell
Himself Himself   See fewer
Members only
Christopher Reed
Himself Himself   See fewer
Members only
Mickey Rooney
Himself Himself   See fewer
Top 5000
Tim Samuelson
Himself Himself   See fewer
Members only
Amity Shlaes
Herself Herself   See fewer
Members only
James Smith
Himself Himself   See fewer
Members only
Jerry Stiller
Himself Himself   See fewer
Top 5000
Members only
Ian Whitcomb
Himself Himself   See fewer
Members only
Tyrus Wong
Himself Himself   See fewer
Members only
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.

MOVIEmeter

Members only

Become a member to access additional data

Ratings Breakdown

6.9 / 10 | 25 votes