You and Me (1938 film)

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You and Me
YouAndMePoster.jpg
Directed by Fritz Lang
Written by Norman Krasna
Virginia Van Upp
Starring Sylvia Sidney
George Raft
Music by Kurt Weill
Release date(s)
  • 1938 (1938)
Country United States

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.

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Production[edit]

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.[1]

Richard Wallace was meant to direct but Sylvia Sidney succeeded in having him replaced by Fritz Lang.[2]

Reception[edit]

The film was a box office flop.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ *McGilligan, Patrick, "Norman Krasna: The Woolworth's Touch", Backstory: Interviews with Screenwriters of Hollywood's Golden Age, University of California Press,1986 p219-220
  2. ^ a b Everett Aaker, The Films of George Raft, McFarland & Company, 2013 p 77

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