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Each Dawn I Die (1939)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir  |  19 August 1939 (USA)
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Although innocent, reporter Frank Ross is found guilty of murder and is sent to jail. While his friends at the newspaper try to find out who framed him, Frank gets hardened by prison life ... See full summary »

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Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom ...
Fargo Red (as Maxie Rosenbloom)
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Pete Kassock
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Although innocent, reporter Frank Ross is found guilty of murder and is sent to jail. While his friends at the newspaper try to find out who framed him, Frank gets hardened by prison life and his optimism turns into bitterness. He meets fellow-inmate Stacey and they decide to help each other. Written by Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>

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Killer Meets Killer  »

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This was Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin's favorite American movie. See more »

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'Hood' Stacey: You're the only guy I ever met that gave me a break without putting the bee on me for dough.
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Wings Over the Navy
(1938) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played during the showing of and taken from the film Wings of the Navy (1939)
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An innocent man must beat the rap.
16 August 2003 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

Prison classic. Even in 1939 this must have been predictable. But James Cagney and George Raft keep this prison yarn on its feet. A top notch newspaper reporter(Cagney)is railroaded into a prison sentence on a trumped up murder charge. Even with help on the inside from a slick convict(Raft)it is just too hard to prove his innocence to the warden(George Bancroft). This busy crime drama also features: Maxie Rosenbloom, Victor Jory, Emma Dunn, Stanley Ridges and John Wray. The melodrama is a little thick and most characters are over acted, but this is still too good of a flick to pass up.


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