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Daybreak (1948)





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In this melodrama, an unemployed executioner marries a woman he met in a bar. Together they live on a barge. Trouble ensues when he comes home to surprise her one day, and finds her abed with a dashing longshoreman. A fight ensues and the hangman is thrown overboard where he disappears. The woman then kills herself, and the stevedore is arrested and sentenced to die. Guess who gets to hang him? Fortunately for the laborer, the hangman admits his identity and the dockworker is saved.


Ann Todd
as Frankie
Edward Rigby
as Bill Shackle
Eliot Makeham
as Mr. Bigley
Margaret Withers
as Mrs. Bigley
John Turnbull
as Superintendent
Maurice Denham
as Inspector
Milton Rosmer
as Governor
Lynn Evans
as Waterman
Lyn Evans
as Waterman
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Never lets in enough cheer to clear out its gloom.

October 14, 2004 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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