Cinema: The New Pictures: Jul. 31, 1939

Each Dawn I Die (Warner Bros.-First National) winks at the Hays Code, which frowns on teaching cinemaddicts how to commit crimes, by illustrating a practically foolproof way to commit one. When Frank Ross (James Cagney), a fresh reporter, presses too close to the racketeers running his home town, the boys slug him, douse him with whiskey, prop him behind the steering wheel of a car and head it toward a crowded intersection. The result starts Jimmy off on a long term for manslaughter and gives Fellow Prisoner Hood Stacey (George Raft) his opportunity to meet "the first really square guy I've...

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