Daybreak (1948) - Rotten Tomatoes

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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Critic Reviews for Daybreak

All Critics (2)

Daybreak is endowed with a monotonous script, which seems to go out of its way to promote an atmosphere of unrelieved gloom and despondency. Ann Todd is worthy of better material than this.

January 30, 2018 | Full Review…

Never lets in enough cheer to clear out its gloom.

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

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