Each Dawn I Die

Synopsis: Although innocent, reporter Frank Ross is found guilty of murder and is sent to jail. While his friends at the newspaper try to find out who framed him, Frank gets hardened by prison life and his optimism turns into bitterness. He meets fellow-inmate Stacey and they decide to help each other.
Director(s): William Keighley
Production: Warner Home Video
92 min


[Thunder crashes]

Stop. Stop there.


All right, you asked for it.

You've got it, pappy.

Come on, baby.


Get in. In back.

[Engine revving]


[Woman screams]

[crowd chattering]


he's burnt.

[Crowd chattering]

Come on! Let me in.

[All clamoring]

[Cracks gavel]






We'll get you out.

They can't keep you in prison.

Kind of watch out for my mother, will you?

How tough are you, babe?

[Men clamoring]

Left turn.

[Machinery rattling]

Hey, Limpy!

Come here.

And Limpy.

You go on over there and help

those boys stack those bales

And fold your arms

. You hear?

Go on over there

and join Stacey at that breaker.


yes, sir.

Oh, just for a visit, boys

. Just for a visit.

Why, you flap your ears

and wish you was a swallow.

Murder, second degree.

He's doing life.

Don't worry,

Ill watch him

[Bell rings]

Why, you no-Good rat.

Stop it! Stop it! Stop it!

All of you!

That you won't like either

Now, get over there and change

your clothes. Both of you.

Get back to your machines, you men!

Look out!

[Men chattering]


that's a homer.

[Men laughing]

And kill the first creep

that comes in your way.

Come over here

and join the rest of the dopes


Show you tramps

who's boss around here.


Stop it.

Come on, pal.

Let's go watch the game

You have to know

all the answers?

Nice work. Pipe down

Smells like he's got

some pull somewhere.

Come on, get going

, Stacey.

Who, me, sir? No, sir.

I am not that kind of a boy

Never mind. I'll take

care of him when he gets out

Just six months.

And look at him now.


[Machinery rattling]

I wish Id stayed

home in Fargo.

I'd turn them loose

as fast as they was caught.

Is that a ghost?


I don't know the meaning

of the word.

Okay, ross


"don't give up the ship"

Hey, Stacey.

In here.

[Music ends]



[Planes soaring]


This monument we dedicate

is a thing of stone...

[men clamoring]

Get back there.

Guard 3:

sit down. Sit down. Take your seats.

[Machinery rattling]

Listen, ross.

I didn't kill Limpy

So, uh, all we've got to do

is get you out of here?


Go to the warden and tell

him about me having that shiver.

You going stir-Nuts too?

This is a sure out for you

Hey, dummy up

Take it. Get out of here,

before I change my mind.

Face the wall.

Fold your arms.

Yes, sir

All right, ross.

Sit here.

Come in, miss.


Ive missed you so terribly


I've brought her here.

You can't send her away.

All right, all right

All right, madam.

I got the ice cream across

the street from a little shop.

They're sure

they can get you out.

They'll take care of

me, all right.


Please don't worry, will you?

Just a minute, ladies.

He's got to leave first

Goodbye, ma.

And thanks

for everything

[Blows whistle]

You know me, Mr. Ross.

About the Limpy Julien killing

There isnt much to say.


Take him to the hole.

Get outta here.


[Crowd chattering]

Hey, sit down.

How are you?

Well, don't talk to him anymore

I told you

you could only have a minute


everybody rise

Be seated.

[Horn honks]

Judson Stacey.

[Crowd screaming]


Come on.

I'll write you Sunday.

Over there.

Bring him in.

I don't know

You don't know.

I've told you

everything I know!

Work on him.

[Blows thudding]

What's going on here?

Take him out.

You stay here.

If I have to charge you

in criminal court to do it

Just a minute.

Let me out of here,

do you hear?

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Norman Reilly Raine

Norman Reilly Raine (23 June 1894 – 19 July 1971) was an American screenwriter, creator of "Tugboat Annie" and winner of an Oscar for the screenplay of The Life of Emile Zola (1937). more…

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