Let Us Live. 1939. USA. Directed by John Brahm. 68 min.
Screenplay by Anthony Veiller, Allen Rivkin. With Henry Fonda, Maureen O’Sullivan, Ralph Bellamy, Alan Baxter. Henry Fonda is in his saintly, everyman mode as a taxi driver whose plans to marry a waitress (a radiant Maureen O’Sullivan) are undone when eyewitnesses mistakenly identify him as a killer. Directed with inventive visual flourishes by the émigré filmmaker John Brahm (The Locket), Let Us Live reflects the socially conscious influence of Fritz Lang’s You Only Live Once while providing one likely source for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1957 The Wrong Man.
Friday, July 18, 2014,6:45 p.m.T1, Theater 1The Museum of Modern Art
Tuesday, July 15, 2014,6:45 p.m.T1, Theater 1The Museum of Modern Art