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    You Only Live Once (United Artists, 1937). One Sheet (27" X 41"). This is the stirring and tragic story of Eddie Taylor (Henry Fonda), a small-time crook whose girlfriend Joan (Sylvia Sidney), secretary to the D.A. (Barton MacLane), convinces her boss to grant Eddie an early parole. Eddie does his best to go straight, but fate conspires against him, and he and Joan end up running from the law. Directed by the incomparable Fritz Lang, one of the "fathers" of film noir, the picture was initially too violent for the Production Code authority, who insisted on some significant cuts, particularly in the bank robbery scene, before they'd approve the film. This lovely stone litho one sheet has pinholes in the corners and borders, some light toning overall, and some slight fold separation, but these minor flaws do little to mar its overwhelming attractiveness and desirability. Very Fine+.

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