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You and Me (1938)

 -  Crime | Romance  -  3 June 1938 (USA)
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An altruistic department-store owner hires ex-convicts in order to give them a second chance at life. Unfortunately, one of the convicts he hires recruits two of his fellow ex-convicts in a plan to rob the store.

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Helen Dennis
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Joe Dennis
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Jim
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Mickey Bain
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Cuffy
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Jerome Morris
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Patsy
Warren Hymer ...
Gil Carter aka Gimpy
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ...
Taxi, Tough Lothario (as Guinn Williams)
Carol Paige ...
Torch Singer
Vera Gordon ...
Mrs. Abie Levine aka Mama
Bernadene Hayes ...
Nellie
Egon Brecher ...
Abie Levine
Paula DeCardo ...
Cigarette Girl
Harriette Haddon ...
Cigarette Girl
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Storyline

Mr. Morris, the owner of a large metropolitan department store, gives jobs to paroled ex-convicts in an effort to help them reform and go straight. Among his 'employed-prison-graduates' are Helen Roberts and Joe Dennis, working as sales clerks. Joe is in love with Helen and asks her to marry him, but she is forbidden to marry as she is still on parole, but she says yes and they are married. In spite of their poverty-level life, their marriage is a happy one until Joe discovers she has lied about her past, in order to marry him. Disillusioned, he leaves, goes back to his old gang and plans to rob the department store. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Every time she says "I Love You"... she breaks the law!

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Crime | Romance

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3 June 1938 (USA)  »

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Casamento Proibido  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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The author of the original story, Norman Krasna, saw "You and Me" as an opportunity to direct, bot original stars George Raft and Carole Lombard objected. Raft was suspended and by the time he was reassigned, Sylvia Sydney had replaced Lombard with Richard Wallace as director. Sydney, who had starred in Fritz Lang's first two American films, successfully lobbied to have Lang replace him. See more »

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Jerome Morris: Most people think if they pay a few dollars to a community chest and good will agencies and so on, they've done their duty and they can shrug aside all responsibility. But you've got to do more than that.
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Song of the Cash Register
Music by Kurt Weill
Lyrics by Sam Coslow
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He final film with Fritz Lang
6 November 2002 | by (chicago) – See all my reviews

Fritz Lang had a reputation for disliking american actors and actresses, but he made three films with Sidney; sadly, because the reviews and receipts were lacking, it was their final film together. You And Me has some spectacular shots of machinery and late 30's office work that stands up even today, with a clear message about industrialization, the "modern" work-place, and american society in general. The film also features magnificent music and song from Kurt Weill. This may not be as riveting as Fury, or as depressing as You Only Live Once, but it is indeed, a masterpiece! And George Raft is just fine, too.


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