Each Dawn I Die

Each Dawn I Die

James Cagney
Director: William Keighley Cast: James Cagney
James Cagney
, George Raft
George Raft
, Jane Bryan
Jane Bryan
William Keighley

DVD (Full Frame)

$17.99
Members save with free shipping everyday! 
See details

Overview

Otis Ferguson has said of Each Dawn I Die that "the story is of the kind you would have to see to disbelieve." And to be sure, the film is nothing more than a sampler of '30s prison-film conventions. But with the brilliant acting by James Cagney and the fast-paced and hard-edged direction of William Keighley, the film clatters past like an express train. Cagney plays Frank Ross, an innocent newspaperman who is railroaded into prison by a corrupt district attorney. In prison, he meets hardened-con Stacey (George Raft). Frank, at first, doesn't want to associate with Stacey and the other prisoners, but trapped in the hellhole prison, he more and more turns into a bitter con. Finally granted a hearing from the parole board, Frank pleads his innocence, but the parole board is headed by Grayce (Victor Jury), the man responsible for his imprisonment, and his parole is denied, and Frank becomes more hardened and embittered. By this point, Stacey has befriended him and agrees to help Frank prove his innocence.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/12/2020
UPC: 0883929712885
Original Release: 1939
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:32:00
Sales rank: 17,302

Special Features

Warner Night at the Movies 1939 Short Subjects Gallery: Vintage Newsreel; Documentary Short A Day at Santa Anita; Oscar Nominated Classic Cartoon Detouring America; Trailers of Each Dawn I Die and 1939'S Wings of the Navy Featurette Stool Pigeons and Pine Overcoats: The Language of Gangster Films Commentary by Film Historian Haden Guest Breakdowns of 1939: Studio Blooper Reel Bonus Cartoon Each Dawn I Crow Bonus: Radio Show with George Raft and Franchot Tone

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Cagney Frank Ross
George Raft Hood Stacey
Jane Bryan Joyce Conover
George Bancroft Warden John Armstrong
Victor Jory W.J. Grayce
"Slapsie Maxie" Rosenbloom Fargo Red
Stanley Ridges Mueller
Alan Baxter Pole Cat Carlisle
John Wray Pete Kassock
Edward Pawley Dale
Willard Robertson Lang
Emma Dunn Mrs. Ross
Paul Hurst Garsky
Thurston Hall District Attorney Jesse Hanley
Clay Clement Attorney Lockhart
Charles Trowbridge Judge
Harry Cording Temple
Fern Barry Accident Witness
Granville Bates Actor
Nat Carr Actor
Eddy Chandler Deputy
John Dilson Parole Board Member
Joseph Downing Limpy Julien
Arthur Gardner Men in Car
Mack Gray Joe
Al Lloyd Actor
Frank Mayo Telegraph Editor
Wedgewood Nowell Actor
Henry Otho Actor
Lee Phelps Actor
Dick Rich Actor
Cliff Saum Actor
Jack C. Smith Guard
Tom Wilson Actor
Jack Wise Actor
Maris Wrixon Girl in Car
Jack Goodrich Actor
Alice Connors Actor
Garland Smith Actor
Louis Jean Heydt Joe Lassiter
William B. Davidson Bill Mason
Abner Biberman Shake Edwards
John Conte Narrator
Earl Dwire Judge Crowder
James Flavin Policeman
Fred Graham Guard in cell
Chuck Hamilton Court officer
John Harron Lew Keller, Reporter
Max Hoffman Gate guard
Stuart Holmes Accident witness
Selmar Jackson Patterson
Vera Lewis Jury woman
Wilfred Lucas Bailiff
Walter Miller Turnkey
Bob Perry Bud
John Ridgely Jerry Poague, Reporter
Napoleon Simpson Mose
Elliott Sullivan Convict
Emmett Vogan Prosecutor
Al Hill Johnny the Hood
Robert E. Homans Mac the Guard

Technical Credits
William Keighley Director
William Buckley Consultant/advisor
David Lewis Associate Producer
Warren B. Duff Screenwriter
Arthur Edeson Cinematographer
Leo F. Forbstein Musical Direction/Supervision
Max Parker Art Director
Charles Perry Screenwriter
Norman Reilly Raine Screenwriter
Tom Richards Editor
Howard Shoup Costumes/Costume Designer
Max Steiner Score Composer
Hal B. Wallis Executive Producer
Perc Westmore Makeup

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Each Dawn I Die
1. Wings Of The Navy Theatrical Trailer [3:21]
1. Newsreel [1:25]
1. A Day At Santa Anita [17:59]
1. Detouring America [:10]
15. Each Dawn I Die [7:56]
0. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [:52]
2. Chapter 2 [3:33]
3. Chapter 3 [5:26]
4. Chapter 4 [3:01]
5. Chapter 5 [3:31]
6. Chapter 6 [3:56]
7. Chapter 7 [2:48]
8. Chapter 8 [3:36]
9. Chapter 9 [2:48]
10. Chapter 10 [3:24]
11. Chapter 11 [5:12]
12. Chapter 12 [3:36]
13. Chapter 13 [4:07]
14. Chapter 14 [3:32]
15. Chapter 15 [4:36]
16. Chapter 16 [3:06]
17. Chapter 17 [3:17]
18. Chapter 18 [3:05]
19. Chapter 19 [5:04]
20. Chapter 20 [3:00]
21. Chapter 21 [1:55]
22. Chapter 22 [4:26]
23. Chapter 23 [3:44]
24. Chapter 24 [5:17]
25. Chapter 25 [2:16]
26. Chapter 26 [1:34]
27. Chapter 27 [:42]
255. Scene Selections
1. Credits [:52]
2. Scandal Story [3:33]
3. Framed - And Defiant [5:26]
4. New Bunch Of Fish [3:01]
5. Mill Misbehavior [3:31]
6. Getting To Meuller [3:56]
7. Legacy Of The Hole [2:48]
8. Invisible Shiv [3:36]
9. Movie Murder [2:48]
10. Stacey's Plan [3:24]
11. Frank's Visitors [5:12]
12. Calculated Confession [3:36]
13. Courtroom Escape [4:07]
14. Working Frank Over [3:32]
15. Pleading With Stacey [4:36]
16. Pleading With The Warden [3:06]
17. Convict's Chance [3:17]
18. Breaking Point [3:05]
19. Parole Board [5:04]
20. Crook With A Conscience [3:00]
21. Back In Stir [1:55]
22. Uprising [4:26]
23. Freed From The Hole [3:44]
24. Unfinished Business [5:17]
25. Going Out His Way [2:16]
26. Straight Guy [1:34]
27. Cast List [:42]
1. Chapter 1 [:52]
2. Chapter 2 [3:33]
3. Chapter 3 [5:26]
4. Chapter 4 [3:01]
5. Chapter 5 [3:31]
6. Chapter 6 [3:56]
7. Chapter 7 [2:48]
8. Chapter 8 [3:36]
9. Chapter 9 [2:48]
10. Chapter 10 [3:24]
11. Chapter 11 [5:12]
12. Chapter 12 [3:36]
13. Chapter 13 [4:07]
14. Chapter 14 [3:32]
15. Chapter 15 [4:36]
16. Chapter 16 [3:06]
17. Chapter 17 [3:17]
18. Chapter 18 [3:05]
19. Chapter 19 [5:04]
20. Chapter 20 [3:00]
21. Chapter 21 [1:55]
22. Chapter 22 [4:26]
23. Chapter 23 [3:44]
24. Chapter 24 [5:17]
25. Chapter 25 [2:16]
26. Chapter 26 [1:34]
27. Chapter 27 [:42]
1. Wings Of The Navy Theatrical Trailer [3:21]
1. Newsreel [1:25]
1. A Day At Santa Anita [17:59]
1. Detouring America [:10]
1. Each Dawn I Die [7:56]

Customer Reviews