Each Dawn I Die


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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. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Product Details

Release Date
Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating
NR -- Not rated
1 hour, 32 minutes
  • Dolby Digital Mono
  • USA & territories, Canada
  • French
  • Spanish
Video Features
  • ccWarner Night at the Movies 1936 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
  • New featurette Stool Pigeons and Fine Overcoats: The Language of Gangster Films
  • Commentary by film historian haden Guest
  • Breakdowns of 1939: Studio blooper reel
  • Bonus cartoon Each Dawn I Crow
  • Audio-only bonus: Radio show with George Raft and Franchot Tone
  • Subtitles: Français & Español (feature film only)
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