Each Dawn I Die

Director: William Keighley
Year Released: 1939
Rating: 1.0

Nosy journalist James Cagney noses around some crooks and their shady maneuvers, and everybody knows what happens to nosy kitty cats: they get knocked out, have booze dumped on them, get thrown in a car and then that car gets launched into another car, killing three people, leaving the police to chuck Cagney in jail (actually, Jimmy would have been better off just losing his nose). If that opening scenario sounds ludicrous, the rest of the movie strives to top even that - not only does Cagney overact, but the plot is fatally overrun by contrivances too numerous to list. It's true that the suspension of disbelief is vital when it comes to cinema-going, but this is so dumb it's insulting.