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You Only Live Once
You Only Live Once Available on Blu-ray Recommended Viewing (by TSPDT)
‚óŹ NOIR-PRECURSOR
1937, USA, 86m, BW, Crime-Drama
Screenplay C. Graham Baker, Gene Towne Producer Walter Wanger Photography Leon Shamroy Editor Daniel Mandell Music Alfred Newman Cast Sylvia Sidney, Henry Fonda, Barton MacLane, Jean Dixon, William Gargan, Warren Hymer, Margaret Hamilton, Jerome Cowan, Ward Bond, Charles "Chic" Sale.
"Fritz Lang is one of the few directors with truly substantial bodies of film in both the silent and the sound era, though he rarely had the budgets or creative freedom during his Hollywood years that he'd enjoyed in 1920s Berlin. This classic of social-conscience cinema, his third film after fleeing from Nazi Germany, stars Henry Fonda as a three-time loser, unjustly convicted of murder and on the run with his pregnant wife (Sylvia Sidney). It is at once a great prison melodrama, an expression of Lang's fascination with fate and destiny, and a powerful attack on the death penalty and the stigmatisation of ex-convicts... The superb noir cinematography by Leon Shamroy (later to win four Oscars) provides a link between Lang's German and American work." - Philip French (The Observer)
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