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Dust Be My Destiny (1939)

 -  Drama  -  16 September 1939 (USA)
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Embittered after serving time for a burglary he did not commit, Joe Bell is soon back in jail, on a prison farm. His love for the foreman's daughter leads to a fight between them, leading ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Joe Bell
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Mabel Alden
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Mike Leonard
Frank McHugh ...
Caruthers
Billy Halop ...
Hank Glenn
Bobby Jordan ...
Jimmy Glenn
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Pop
Henry Armetta ...
Nick
Stanley Ridges ...
Charlie Garrett
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Prosecutor
Moroni Olsen ...
Slim Jones - Defense Attorney
Victor Kilian ...
Doc Saunders
Frank Jaquet ...
Abe Connors
Ferike Boros ...
Delicatessen Proprietress
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Venetti
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Embittered after serving time for a burglary he did not commit, Joe Bell is soon back in jail, on a prison farm. His love for the foreman's daughter leads to a fight between them, leading to the older man's death due to a weak heart. Joe and Mabel go on the run as he thinks no-one would believe a nobody like him. Written by Ian Harries <ih@doc.ic.ac.uk>

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16 September 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cruel é o Meu Destino  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on April 14, 1941 with John Garfield reprising his film role. See more »

Connections

Remade as I Was Framed (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus
(uncredited)
From "Lohengrin"
Music by Richard Wagner
Played before the wedding
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John Garfield and Priscilla Lane
19 March 2003 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

Down on his luck John Garfield finally sees his fortunes improve, and I do mean improve, when he teams up with Priscilla Lane. But the bad luck returns and the two end up on the lam for what turns out to be a pretty good movie.

A few scenes shot on location spice things up a bit and there are some very nice supporting performances as well.

The lead actors, John Garfield and the beautiful Priscilla Lane, work well together, as evidenced in their previous work on Four Daughters and Daughters Courageous.


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