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Each Dawn I Die (1939) was a Thriller/Suspense - Crime Film directed by William Keighley and produced by Hal B. Wallis and David Lewis.

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Watching 1939: Each Dawn I Die (1939)

on May 23, 2019 From Comet Over Hollywood

In 2011, I announced I was trying to see every film released in 1939. This new series chronicles films released in 1939 as I watch them. As we start out this blog feature, this section may become more concrete as I search for a common thread that runs throughout each film of the year. Right now, tha... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: EACH DAWN I DIE (1939)

By Jennifer Garlen on Feb 13, 2017 From Virtual Virago

As its grim title suggests, Each Dawn I Die (1939) is an explosive drama awash in death and violence, as only Warner Brothers' 1930s gangster and prison films could deliver them. William Keighley directs the parade of brutal injustice with James Cagney and George Raft as the chief victims of a horri... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: EACH DAWN I DIE (1939)

By Jennifer Garlen on Feb 13, 2017 From Virtual Virago

As its grim title suggests, Each Dawn I Die (1939) is an explosive drama awash in death and violence, as only Warner Brothers' 1930s gangster and prison films could deliver them. William Keighley directs the parade of brutal injustice with James Cagney and George Raft as the chief victims of a horri... Read full article


The Essential Films of 1939: Each Dawn I Die

By Amanda Garrett on Nov 30, 2014 From Old Hollywood Films

The Film: James Cagney and George Raft do hard time in Each Dawn I Die. The Director: William Keighley. The Stars: James Cagney, George Raft, George Bancroft and Jane Bryan. Source Material: The novel, "Each Dawn I Die," By Jerome Odlum. A 1939 newspaper advertisement for Each Dawn I Die.... Read full article


Each Dawn I Die (1939)

By Beatrice on Feb 8, 2014 From Flickers in Time

Each Dawn I Die Directed by William Keighley Written by Norman Reilly Raine and Warren Duff from the novel by Jerome Odlum 1939/USA Warner Bros. First viewing; Netflix rental This is an OK prison film with the always enjoyable James Cagney in the lead. Crusading journalist Frank Ross (Cagney) is fra... Read full article


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Quotes from

Frank Ross: I don't love life much, but I don't hate it enough to stick my head in front of a screw's bullet.


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.


Frank Ross: I'll get out if I hafta kill every screw in the joint!


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Facts about

This was Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin's favorite American movie.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onMarch 22, 1943 with George Raft reprising his film role.
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.
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