Saturday, April 10, 2010

365 Movies: You Only Live Once Review

You Only Live Once stars Sylvia Sidney, Henry Fonda, Jean Dixon, William Gargan, and Chic Sale in this Fritz Lang 1937 film. The film is about Eddie Taylor(Fonda), a man who is falsely accused of a crime he didn't commit because of his bad record. His wife Joan(Sidney) tries to help him through the trial but when he is found guilty and is sentenced to the electric chair, the fragile woman finds it difficult to handle. This is really a phenomenal film and the cast is utterly amazing. I thought that both Sidney and Fonda were superb and the honesty and realism that came from the two of them was refreshing to watch. This was a film with real emotions and heart to it. It had a compelling story, along with the excellent actors. Someone who I'm not too familiar with, was William Gargan(who played Father Dolan) but I absolutely loved his performance. It was a very moving film and I greatly enjoyed watching it.

Review for Tomorrow: Sherlock Jr.

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