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You and Me (1938)

Approved | | Crime, Film-Noir, Romance | 10 June 1938 (USA)
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
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Gil Carter aka Gimpy
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Taxi, Tough Lothario (as Guinn Williams)
Carol Paige ...
Torch Singer
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Mrs. Abie Levine aka Mama
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Nellie
Egon Brecher ...
Abie Levine
Paula DeCardo ...
Cigarette Girl
Harriette Haddon ...
Cigarette Girl
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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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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. It was released on DVD 11 March 2015 by Turner Classic Movies as part of the Universal Vault Collection. See more »

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Mickey Bain: They'd follow you over a cliff.
Joe Dennis: I don't WANT to go over a cliff. That's what I've been tryin' to tell ya.
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Referenced in The Phantom (1996) See more »

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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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