An altruistic department-store owner hires ex-convicts in order to give them a second chance at life. Unfortunately, one of the convicts he hires recruits two of his fellow ex-convicts in a plan to rob the store.
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**1/2 Music by Kurt Weill. When the former convicts meet up around a table, the scene echoes a similar scene appearing in M. While the last scenes of YOU AND ME are rather dull, the beginning of the film presents some exciting moments. For completists only.
Lang's early American films are some of the best of his career, and this strange meld of romantic comedy, crime, Brechtian musical, and noirish expressionism (for Adolph Zukor and Paramount) is one of his most interesting projects.
Fritz Lang never ceases to amaze me. The beginning was great, camera work was superb, reminded me of his film, M. The beginning of the film was a favorite, great sequence. A great film in the midst of gang ridden America
Une oeuvre plutôt mineure du grand réalisateur, qui commence avec une irritante ode au capitalisme, qui poursuit vaille que vaille son petit chemin dans les méandres d'un sentimentalisme gentillet, pour ensuite nous gratifier d'une ridicule scène de retrouvailles entre truands, dans un sombre caveau et enfin se faire pardonner ses faiblesses, avec une excellente séquence, dans la dernière partie.