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Nitrate Treasures: You and Me

You and Me
May 15, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Preserved by UCLA Film & Television Archive

News Parade of the Year, 1938  (1938)

All the news from 1938 that was fit to print including a New England hurricane, Germany’s annexation of Austria, a promise from Roosevelt to defend Canada and the Munich Pact. 

35mm, b&w, 10 min.

Preserved by UCLA Film & Television Archive

Popular Science J8-1  (1938)

Covers various subjects, such as permanent makeup, Waring electric mixer, finger painting, hat and March Field.

35mm, b&w, 10 min.

Nitrate print!

You and Me  (1938)

For his third outing with Paramount after emigrating to Hollywood, Fritz Lang reconnected with the flavor and themes of his German work, specifically M, with this Brechtian part-musical social drama with songs by Kurt Weill.  Working in a department store owned an egalitarian eccentric who only hires parolees for his staff, two ex-cons (Sidney and Raft) meet, fall in love and struggle to make a life together as their pasts ever threaten to catch up to them.

35mm nitrate, b&w, 90 min.  Director: Fritz Lang.  Production: Paramount Pictures.  Distribution: Paramount Pictures.  Screenwriter: Virginia Van Upp. Cinematographer: Charles Lang.  Editor: Paul Weatherwax.  Cast: Sylvia Sidney, George Raft, Barton MacLane, Harry Carey, Robert Cummings.