Released in 1937 and partly based on the legend of Bonnie and Clyde, You Only Live Once
was directed by Fritz Lang (Metropolis, Fury), starring Oscar® winning actor Henry Fonda (Grapes Of Wrath, Twelve Angry Men
) and Sylvia Sidney (Fury, Blood On The Run
). Eddie Taylor (Fonda) is an ex-convict who can't get a break on the "outside". He marries Joan Graham (Sidney) who like her husband is one of life's losers. Framed on a murder rap, he is forced on the run with his wife and baby in tow. In trying to avoid capture, Taylor becomes a murderer for real, condemning himself and Graham to an early demise.
- An 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
Henry Fonda and Sylvia Sidney star in this classical film about two people down on their luck who become embroiled in a murder investigation. Forced to run from the police can they escape a tragic end?