Matthew Lickona noon, July 29
You and Me
Fritz Lang lightens up a bit after the oppressive gloom of his first and second Hollywood films, Fury and You Only Live Once. Amusing notion of a department store staffed exclusively by ex-convicts in need of second chances. Charming scene of Sylvia Sidney acting the schoolmarm to a classroom of criminals and explaining the error of their ways in dollars and cents. George Raft, Barton MacLane, Harry Carey. 1938.