Each Dawn I Die (1939)
Director: William Keighley
Screenplay: Norman Reilly Raine and Warren Duff based on the novel by Jerome Odlum
Stars: James Cagney, George Raft, Jane Bryan
The Pitch: “Hey, let’s make a prison drama!”
Tagline: Slugging their way to adventure!
The Overview: Beware of Spoilers…
When newspaper reporter Frank Ross exposed government corruption he is framed for a manslaughter charge and sent to prison. Holding out hope for evidence to exonerate him, Ross is beaten down by the system (not to mention the prison guards). Seeing no other way out, Ross teams with infamous gangster Stacey (Raft).