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Release Date:
19 August 1939 (USA) See more »
Plot:
Although innocent, reporter Frank Ross is found guilty of murder and is sent to jail. While his friends... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

James Cagney ... Frank Ross

George Raft ... 'Hood' Stacey

Jane Bryan ... Joyce
George Bancroft ... John Armstrong
Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom ... Fargo Red (as Maxie Rosenbloom)
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)
Sammy 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 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)
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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
 
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  • Warner Bros. (presents) (as Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.) (A First National Picture)
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92 min
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Mono (RCA Sound System)
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This was Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin's favorite American movie.See more »
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Frank Ross:An army couldn't get you out of that courthouse. A lot of guys have tried it and they've all been buried.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Wings Over the NavySee more »

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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
I Didn't Do It, I Was Framed!, 25 September 2006
Author: (bsmith5552@rogers.com) from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

"Each Dawn I Die" is another of Warner Bros. excellent prison dramas notable mainly for the teaming of James Cagney and George Raft in the leads. It was capably directed by William Keighley.

Cagney plays crusading reporter Frank Ross who is trying to uncover political corruption. He witness key records being destroyed but before he can report what he has found he is framed by the gang for a drunk driving charge in which three people are killed. Ross is sentenced to 20 years but continues to proclaim his innocence.

On the way to prison he is handcuffed to hardened criminal Stacey (Raft) and the two soon become friends. In the prison Ross meets by the book Warden Armstrong (George Bancroft). He soon learns that the guards (John Wray, Willard Robertson) are brutal and treat the prisoners unfairly. Over time Ross realizes that his paper is not going to be able to help him. To make matters worse, the Chairman of the Parole Board (Victor Jory) turns out to be one of the people who framed him years earlier.

When Stacey's enemy Limpy Julien (Joe Downing) is murdered during a movie screening, Stacey is suspected of the crime even though he professes his innocence to Ross. However, Stacey sees this as an opportunity for escape. Because Ross has been square with him, Stacey offers to help Ross prove his innocence when he is on the outside in return for his help.

Stacey has Ross finger him as the murderer in order to force a trial during which he will escape. Unbeknownst to Stacey, Ross has contacted his newspaper whose reporters, including girlfriend Joyce Conover (Jane Bryan) show up and photograph and report Stacey's escape. The Warden finds this out and Ross is accused of aiding Stacey's escape and is sent to solitary.

Meanwhile Stacey believes that Ross has double crossed him and so has not tried to help him as he had promised. As Ross languishes in solitary, Joyce goes to Stacey to plead for his help. She tells him the truth and he finally relents and agrees to help.

Stacey's gang finds Shake Edwards (Abner Biberman) who had witnessed Ross' abduction and frame-up. Edwards fingers Polecat Carlisle (Alan Baxrer) as the culprit. However Stacey learns that Carlise is in the same prison as Ross. He then decides that the only way to get at him is to return to prison. He turns himself in and......................

Cagney and Raft play well together. Raft as the hard timer is excellent. He is the convict that everyone looks up to. Cagney's Ross is a little bewildered by it all and looks to Stacey for direction. Others in the cast include Maxie Rosenblum, Edward Pawley, Louis Jean Heydt and Stanley Ridges as various convicts and Emma Dunn as Ross' mother (another sympathetic mother character popular in many Cagney films).

The scene at the beginning of the film where Cagney is hiding in the rain is strangely reminiscent of one in "The Public Enemy" (1931).

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