You and Me (1938 film)

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You and Me
Directed by Fritz Lang
Produced by Fritz Lang
Written by Norman Krasna
Virginia Van Upp
Starring Sylvia Sidney
George Raft
Music by Kurt Weill
Cinematography Charles Lang
Edited by Paul Weatherwax
Fritz Lang Productions
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • June 1, 1938 (1938-06-01) (New York City)
  • June 3, 1938 (1938-06-03) (United States)
Running time
94 minutes
Country United States
Language English

You and Me is a 1938 American crime film noir directed by Fritz Lang starring Sylvia Sidney and George Raft. They 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.


An ex-convict (George Raft) marries a department-store co-worker (Sylvia Sidney), unaware she's on parole.



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]


The film was a box office flop.[2]


  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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