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YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE

6:30

Thursday, November 9

Directed by Fritz Lang

Starring Henry Fonda and Sylvia Sidney

(1937) Ex-con Henry Fonda vows to go straight for wife Sylvia Sidney – but after a bum rap, the only way out seems to be a prison break. Highlighted by two intense and passionate performances and Lang's Expressionistic direction. 35mm. Approx. 86 min.

Reviews

“One of the most beautiful movies ever made.”
– David Thomson

“The finest of Lang’s American movies.”
– Pauline Kael

“At once a great prison drama… and a powerful attack on the death penalty and the stigmatisation of ex-convicts… Fonda has rarely been better.”
– Phillip French, The Guardian