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Norman Reilly Raine (screen play) and
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Release Date:
19 August 1939 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Slugging their way to adventure !
Plot:
A corrupt D.A. with gubernatorial ambitions is annoyed by an investigative reporter's criticism of his criminal activities and decides to frame the reporter for manslaughter in order to silence him. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Despite the Unrealistic Plot, It is an Engaging Prison Movie See more (36 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

James Cagney ... Frank Ross

George Raft ... 'Hood' Stacey

Jane Bryan ... Joyce

George Bancroft ... John Armstrong
Maxie Rosenbloom ... Fargo Red
Stanley Ridges ... Meuller
Alan Baxter ... Carlisle

Victor Jory ... Grayce

John Wray ... Pete Kassock
Edward Pawley ... Dale
Willard Robertson ... Lang
Emma Dunn ... Mrs. Ross
Paul Hurst ... Garsky
Louis Jean Heydt ... Lassiter
Joe Downing ... Limpy Julien
Thurston Hall ... Hanley
William B. Davidson ... Bill Mason (as William Davidson)
Clay Clement ... Stacey's Attorney
Charles Trowbridge ... Judge
Harry Cording ... Temple
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Abner Biberman ... Shake Edwards (uncredited)
Martin Cichy ... Convict (uncredited)
John Conte ... Narrator (uncredited)

John Dilson ... Parole Board Member (uncredited)
Sam Finn ... Convict (uncredited)
James Flavin ... Policeman (uncredited)
Arthur Gardner ... Man in Car (uncredited)
Jack A. Goodrich ... Accident Witness (uncredited)

Fred Graham ... Guard in Cell (uncredited)

Joe Gray ... Prisoner (uncredited)

Mack Gray ... Joe - a Gangster (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Court Officer (uncredited)
John Harron ... Jerry - a Reporter (uncredited)
Eddie Hart ... Guard (uncredited)
Al Hill ... Johnny - a Gangster (uncredited)
Max Hoffman Jr. ... Gate Guard (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes ... Accident Witness (uncredited)
Robert Homans ... Mac - a Guard (uncredited)
Art Howard ... Parole Board Member (uncredited)
John Irwin ... Convict (uncredited)

Selmer Jackson ... Editor Patterson (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Convict (uncredited)
Wilfred Lucas ... Bailiff (uncredited)

Walter Miller ... Turnkey (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse ... Lawyer (uncredited)
Lew Morphy ... Trial Warden (uncredited)
Wedgwood Nowell ... Parole Board Member (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Guard in Movie Room (uncredited)
Henry Otho ... Guard in Warden's Office (uncredited)
Paul Panzer ... Convict (uncredited)
Bob Perry ... Bud - a Gangster (uncredited)
Jack Perry ... Hoodlum Who Helps Frame Ross (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Guard (uncredited)
Dick Rich ... Guard (uncredited)
John Ridgely ... Reporter (uncredited)
Hector V. Sarno ... Convict (uncredited)
Cliff Saum ... Accident Witness (uncredited)
Napoleon Simpson ... Mose - a Black Convict (uncredited)
Garland Smith ... Man in Car (uncredited)
Jack C. Smith ... Guard (uncredited)
James P. Spencer ... Bald Convict (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ... Convict (uncredited)
Elliott Sullivan ... Convict (uncredited)
Harry Tenbrook ... Convict (uncredited)
Sailor Vincent ... Convict (uncredited)
Emmett Vogan ... Prosecutor (uncredited)
Leo White ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Jack Wise ... Convict (uncredited)

Maris Wrixon ... Girl in Car (uncredited)

Directed by
William Keighley 
 
Writing credits
Norman Reilly Raine (screen play) and
Warren Duff (screen play)

Jerome Odlum (from the novel by)

Charles Perry  screenplay (uncredited)

Produced by
David Lewis .... associate producer
Hal B. Wallis .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Max Steiner (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Arthur Edeson (photography)
 
Film Editing by
Thomas Richards (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Max Parker 
 
Costume Design by
Howard Shoup (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Perc Westmore .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Jack L. Warner .... in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Heath .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Everett Alton Brown .... sound (as E.A. Brown)
 
Stunts
Mike Lally .... stunts (uncredited)
Harvey Parry .... stunts (uncredited)
Loren Riebe .... stunt double: George Raft (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... musical director
Hugo Friedhofer .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
William Buckley .... technical advisor
 
Crew verified as complete


Production Companies
  • Warner Bros. (presents) (as Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.) (A First National Picture)
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Runtime:
92 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:(Banned) | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video) | USA:Approved (PCA #5085) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

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Trivia:
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 22, 1943 with George Raft reprising his film role.See more »
Quotes:
'Hood' Stacey:Imagine Stacey workin' for the cops? That's a hot one.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Wings Over the NavySee more »

11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Despite the Unrealistic Plot, It is an Engaging Prison Movie, 22 May 2013
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The investigative reporter Frank Ross (James Cagney) finds evidence of corruption against a powerful politician Jesse Hanley (Thurston Hall) that is candidate to Governor in the elections. Hanley sends his gangsters to catch Frank to frame him. They knock his head and soak him with whiskey and then they put him fainted in car that hits another and kills the driver and two passengers. Frank can not prove that he is innocent and is sentenced to twenty years of hard labor in Rocky Point Prison.

The newspaper direction tries to find evidence of Frank's innocence while he befriends the gangster Stacey (George Raft) that was sentenced to 199 years. Stacey asks Frank to help him to be accused for a crime that he had not committed since he has planned to escape from the courthouse. In return, he would help to find who has framed him up using his contacts in the underworld. Will Stacey really find the responsible for the frame-up?

"Each Dawn I Die" is and engaging prison movie, despite the unrealistic plot. Stacey spontaneously returning to Rock Point is absolutely unbelievable and destroys the story. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "A Morte me Persegue" ("The Death Chases me")

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