You Only Live Once

Synopsis: Joan is the secretary to the public defender in a large city. She is in love with a career criminal named Eddie, and she believes that he is a basically good person who just had some tough breaks. She uses her influence to get him released early, and he tries to go straight after marrying her, but things don't work out, and they both go on the lam.
Director(s): Fritz Lang
Production: United Artists
Rotten Tomatoes:
86 min

intelligence can re-establish you.

In the wrong, you'll be

right back here again.

I'm going to fool you this time.

I hope so.

Conditions have changes since

I last made this speech to you.

You've been my guest three times.

The first, for stealing an auto

for a joyride.

The next, for grand larceny.

This visit, which terminates


due to the efforts of Mr. Whitney,

was for driving the getaway car...

for the toughest mob of bank bandits

in this country.

You're a three-time loser. A fourth

conviction, according to the law...

means a life sentence.

Don't worry, I'm checking out

of this hotel for keeps.

I've got a job for him,

he'll make good.

I will,

if they let me.

It's up to you.

Goodbye and good luck, Taylor.

Goodbye, warden.

Hello, general.

Bye, Bugsy.

The old cell won't seem like home

without you.

Here's your socks,

I washed them for you.

Thanks. keep them.

Thanks. Don't forget what I told you

about dames.

Lay off them,

tempt you like a fruit cake.

Remember to send me a picture

of that movie star.

You know the one.

With the big blue eyes. Boy,

is that dame my mashed potatoes!

So long.

So long.

I'll be seeing you.

Not if I can help it.

What's he in for?


Carved up an acrobat he found

hanging around his wife.

He's harmless. He's been here so long

he's like one of the warden's family.

I'll look you up

when I get out.

Don't do me any favours, Monk.

Lay off the high hat, Taylor.

You're still one of the boys.


Out. Scram.

Play ball.

Strike one.

Four. Take your base.


Yes, father?

Call them, Mike.

Yes, father.

And call them honest.

I'm always honest.


You weren't leaving without saying

goodbye, were you? Hi, Mr. Whitney.


Father Dolan, we need another ball!

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Gene Towne

Gene Towne (March 27, 1904 – March 17, 1979) was an American screenwriter. He wrote for 47 films between 1921 and 1958. He was born in New York, New York and died in Woodland Hills, California from a heart attack. more…

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