You and Me (1938 film)
|You and Me|
|Directed by||Fritz Lang|
|Written by||Norman Krasna
Virginia Van Upp
|Music by||Kurt Weill|
You and Me is a 1938 American film by Fritz Lang. Sylvia Sidney and George Raft play a pair of criminals on parole and working in a department store full of similar cases; Harry Carey's character routinely hires ex-convicts to staff his store. The movie was written by Norman Krasna and Virginia Van Upp, and directed by Fritz Lang.
- Sylvia Sidney as Helen Dennis
- George Raft as Joe Dennis
- Barton MacLane as Mickey Bain
- Harry Carey as Jerome Morris
- Robert Cummings as Jim
- Guinn "Big Boy" Williams as Taxi
- Ellen Drew as a cashier (uncredited)
William Le Baron of Paramount asked Norman Krasna if he could come up with a vehicle for George Raft. Krasna agreed provided he was allowed to direct. Then Carole Lombard read the script and wanted to be involved; Paramount did not want first-time director Krasna to be entrusted with a Lombard-Raft film and tried to force him off the project.
Richard Wallace was meant to direct but Sylvia Sidney succeeded in having him replaced by Fritz Lang.
The film was a box office flop.
- *McGilligan, Patrick, "Norman Krasna: The Woolworth's Touch", Backstory: Interviews with Screenwriters of Hollywood's Golden Age, University of California Press,1986 p219-220
- Everett Aaker, The Films of George Raft, McFarland & Company, 2013 p 77
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