You Only Live Once

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You Only Live Once ★★½ 1937

Ex-con Fonda wants to mend his ways and tries to cross into Canada with his girlfriend in tow. Impressively scripted, but a glum and dated Depression-era tale. 86m/B VHS, DVD . Henry Fonda, Sylvia Sidney, Ward Bond, William Gargan, Barton MacLane, Margaret Hamilton, Jean Dixon, Warren Hymer, Charles “Chic” Sale, Guinn “Big Boy” Williams, Jerome Cowan, John Wray, Jonathan Hale, Ben Hall, Jean Stoddard, Wade Boteler, Henry Taylor, Walter DePalma; D: Fritz Lang; W: C. Graham Baker, Gene Towne; C: Leon Shamroy.