You and Me Reviews
January 7, 2012
Odd mix of comedy, crime drama, and social message picture from Fritz Lang (complete with songs by Kurt Weill), starring George Raft as an ex-con going straight (banking on his gangster image) and Silvia Sydney as his love interest with a secret. The film has a soft spot for lovably oddball ex-criminals arguing that society should give them a chance (even while presenting them as one step away from pulling their next job) but it is a bit flat-footed in the plot department. Too many of the actions here seem wrong-headed or out-of-step for these characters (as built up). Nevertheless, Lang presents it all with style.