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You Only Live Once (1937) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Fritz Lang and produced by Walter Wanger.

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You Only Live Once (1937)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 8, 2015 From 4 Star Films

There are two types of lover-on-the-run narratives. There’s the Bonnie and Clyde/Gun Crazy extravaganza full of shoot-outs and bloodshed. Then you have the more sensitive approach of a film like They Drive By Night. You Only Live Once fits this second category thanks to two bolstering performa... Read full article


You Only Live Once (1937)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 8, 2015 From 4 Star Films

There are two types of lover-on-the-run narratives. There’s the Bonnie and Clyde/Gun Crazy extravaganza full of shoot-outs and bloodshed. Then you have the more sensitive approach of a film like They Drive By Night. You Only Live Once fits this second category thanks to two bolstering performa... Read full article


You Only Live Once

By Lesley Coffin on Dec 25, 2013 From Pretty Clever Films

One of my favorite films from 2013 (my second favorite in fact) was David Lowery?s Ain?t Them Bodies Saints.? The 70′s era, Texas set film was compared in many ?reviews to Terence Mallick?s The Badlands and Robert Altman?s Thieves Like Us.? But an earlier film, Fritz Lang’s You Only Live... Read full article


You Only Live Once (1937) (2)

By Beatrice on Oct 5, 2013 From Flickers in Time

You Only Live Once Directed by Fritz Lang Written by Gene Towne and C. Graham Baker 1937/USA Walter Wanger Productions Repeat viewing Fritz Lang continues with the man pursued by an uncaring society theme explored in M and Fury. ?While this does not hit the heights achieved by those films, it i... Read full article


You Only Live Once

By Michael on Nov 7, 2012 From Le Mot du Cinephiliaque

You Only Live Once (Fritz Lang, 1937) The public defender's secretary and an ex-convict get married and try to make a life together, but a series of disasters sends their lives spiraling out of control. Fritz Lang’s second American feature, the first being Fury, continues on building the... Read full article


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Joan Graham: Anywhere's our home. On the road. Out there on a cold star. Anywhere's our home.


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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 29, 1945 with Henry Fonda and Sylvia Sidney reprising their film roles.
PCA director Joseph Breen objected to the robbery scene details which were against the production code. Specifically, he listed "no flash of a man's face contorted with agony, no showing of a woman lying on the sidewalk, no hurling of bombs, no cop lying on the street, his face contorted with pain, no truck crushing out the life of a cop, no terrible screaming, no shots of bodies lying around, no figure of a little girl huddled in death, no shrieks." The print received by the PCA ran 100 minutes, and it is clear from the released print that some of these items and other scenes were cut, and the PCA finally gave it an approved certificate.
A cast list with character names in the Fritz Lang papers at USC includes the following actors, none of whom were in the viewed print: John Beck, Harry Bernard, Dorothea Wolbert (People in post office), Walter Soderling (Man in teller's cage), Frank Hammond (Lounger in store) and Russ Powell (Sheriff in store). It is not known if scenes with these actors were shot at all, or just deleted from the released print.
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