You Only Live Once

Sylvia Sidney and Henry Fonda in You Only Live Once (dir. Fritz Lang, 1937).

Compared to a lot of other Fritz Lang films, this is a little pedestrian at times, but it's definitely got that nice "everything is hopeless and everyone is doomed" vibe one expects from him. Sylvia Sidney is such a chirpy little beam of sunshine that it's truly painful to watch her get sucked inexorably into Henry Fonda's vortex of shit luck.

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