Dust Be My Destiny (1939)

Embittered after serving time for a burglary he did not commit, Joe Bell is soon back in jail, on a prison farm. His love for the foreman's daughter leads to a fight between them, leading to the older man's death due to a weak heart. Joe and Mabel go on the run as he thinks no-one would believe a nobody like him.

Directing:
  • Lewis Seiler

Writing:
  • Robert Rossen
  • Jerome Odlum

Stars:
Release Date: 1939-09-16
themoviedb icon 6.5/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 88

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Charley Grapewin
Charley Grape...
Pop, a Brakeman
John Garfield
John Garfield
Joe Bell
Priscilla Lane
Priscilla Lan...
Mabel Alden
Alan Hale
Alan Hale
Michael 'Mike' Leonard
Frank McHugh
Frank McHugh
Caruthers
Billy Halop
Billy Halop
Hank Glenn
Bobby Jordan
Bobby Jordan
Jimmy Glenn
Henry Armetta
Henry Armetta
Nick Spelucci
Stanley Ridges
Stanley Ridge...
Charles 'Charlie' Garreth
John Litel
John Litel
Prosecutor
Moroni Olsen
Moroni Olsen
Slim Jones, Joe's Defense Attorney
Victor Kilian
Victor Kilian
Doc Saunders
Ferike Boros
Ferike Boros
Delicatessen Proprietress
Marc Lawrence
Marc Lawrence
Venetti
Arthur Aylesworth
Arthur Aylesw...
Magistrate
William B. Davidson
William B. Da...
Work Farm Warden (as William Davidson)
George Irving
George Irving
Judge
Ward Bond
Ward Bond
Thug (uncredited)
Yakima Canutt
Yakima Canutt
Ambulance Man (uncredited)
William Hopper
William Hoppe...
Reporter (uncredited)
Anthony Warde
Anthony Warde
Second Thug (uncredited)
Gertrude Astor
Gertrude Asto...
Dame
Wade Boteler
Wade Boteler
Sergeant
Sidney Bracey
Sidney Bracey
Nick's First Customer
Eddy Chandler
Eddy Chandler
Second Detective
Spencer Charters
Spencer Chart...
F.W. Jennson - Jailer
Cliff Clark
Cliff Clark
First Detective
Chester Clute
Chester Clute
Movie Theatre Manager
Edgar Dearing
Edgar Dearing
Second Railroad Cop
Charles Halton
Charles Halto...
Pawnshop Owner
John Hamilton
John Hamilton
First Warden
Max Hoffman Jr.
Max Hoffman J...
Doctor
Stuart Holmes
Stuart Holmes
Jury Foreman
Ethan Laidlaw
Ethan Laidlaw
Cop in Montage
Glenn Langan
Glenn Langan
Warden's Secretary
Walter Miller
Walter Miller
Rosedale Station Master
Jack Mower
Jack Mower
Mr. Grady - First Railroad Cop
George O'Hanlon
George O'Hanl...
Man at Bank After Robbery
George Offerman Jr.
George Offerm...
Work Farm Prisoner
Frank Orth
Frank Orth
Wedding Witness on Stage
Paul Panzer
Paul Panzer
Work Farm Gate Guard
Lee Shumway
Lee Shumway
Policeman
Dick Wessel
Dick Wessel
Customer
Tom Wilson
Tom Wilson
Work Farm Guard
Maris Wrixon
Maris Wrixon
Switchboard Operator
George Offerman, Jr.
George Offerm...
Work Farm Prisoner
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