You Only Live Once: 75th Anniversary (1937)
Tuesday 15th May 2012
Based on a story by Gene Towne and Graham Baker, directed by Fritz Lang and starring Henry Fonda and Sylvia Sidney, You Only Live Once: 75th Anniversary is Out To Own On DVD on 4th June 2012 from StudioCanal.
Released in 1937 and partly based on the legend of Bonnie and Clyde, You Only Live Once is an early film noir classic. Directed by Fritz Lang, his second American film, You Only Live Once stars Oscar winning actor Henry Fonda (Grapes of Wrath, Twelve Angry Men) and Sylvia Sidney (Fury, Blood On The Run).
Eddie Taylor (Fonda) is a three-time convict completing his third term for felony. One more offense, the warden warns him and he will be returned to prison for life. Taylor is not a bad sort though, he has made his mistakes, but he has paid for them. All he wants now is a job, a home for the girl who has been waiting for him, Joan Graham (Sidney) and a family. He gets a truck-driving job, marries Joan and even makes a down payment on a little house.
Sadly, everything falls apart: he loses his job and a hat, bearing the initials "E.T", found at the scene of a fatal bank robbery, which is enough to convince a jury of his guilt. So he is forced to flee with his wife and baby on the way. In trying to avoid capture, Taylor becomes a murderer for real.
- Introduction by George Wilson
- Audio Interview with Fritz Lang recorded at the National Film Theatre in 1962
- Inside You Only Live Once, production takes from a film in the making
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.