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Each Dawn I Die (1939)

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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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George Bancroft ...
John Armstrong
Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom ...
Fargo Red (as Maxie Rosenbloom)
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Pete Kassock
Edward Pawley ...
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Willard Robertson ...
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Mrs. Ross
Paul Hurst ...
Garsky
Louis Jean Heydt ...
Lassiter
Joe Downing ...
Limpy Julien
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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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Many people who are in studio records/casting call lists as cast members did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names): Al Lloyd, Tom Wilson, Alice Connors and Fern Barry (Accident Witnesses), Eddy Chandler (Deputy), Vera Lewis (Juror), Earl Dwire (Judge Crowder) and Frank Mayo (Telegraph Editor). In addition, a modern source lists Nat Carr and Granville Bates as cast members, but they were not seen either. See more »

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Joyce Conover: You're a blind, stupid, selfish, contemptible, tinhorn crook.
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Features Wings of the Navy (1939) See more »

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Don't Give Up the Ship
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
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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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