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Dust Be My Destiny Details


John Garfield once more plays a social outcast who's had nothing but lousy breaks. Released from prison for a crime he didn't commit, Garfield is promptly arrested as a vagrant and sent to a work farm. He falls in love with Priscilla Lane, stepdaughter of the farm's no-good foreman. Garfield marries Priscilla, but his happiness is short-lived when the foreman drunkenly goads him into a fight. Arrested again for killing the foreman, Garfield is defended by a compassionate attorney (Moroni Olsen), whose summation to the jury places the blame for Garfield's plight squarely on the shoulders of Society. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


John Garfield
as Joe Bell
Priscilla Lane
as Mabel
Alan Hale
as Mike Leonard
Frank McHugh
as Caruthers
Billy Halop
as Hank
Bobby Jordan
as Jimmy
Charles Grapewin
as Pop
Henry Armetta
as Nick
Stanley Ridges
as Charlie
John Litel
as Proscecutor
Moroni Olsen
as Defense attorney
Frank Jaquet
as Ab Connors
Ferike Boros
as Delicatessen Proprietor
Marc Lawrence
as Venetti
Arthur Aylesworth
as Magistrate
George Irving
as Judge
Victor Kilian
as Doc Saunders
John Hamilton
as Warden
Ward Bond
as Thug
Charles Halton
as Pawnshop owner
Cliff Clark
William B. Davidson
as Warden
Victor Kilian
as Doc Saunders
John Hamilton
as Warden
Charles Halton
as Pawnshop owner
Ward Bond
as Thug


Lewis Seiler
Robert Rossen
Jerome Odlum
Book Author
James Wong Howe
Leo F. Forbstein
Musical Direction/Supervision
Max Steiner
Composer (Music Score)
Warren Low
Milo Anderson
Costume Designer
Byron Haskin
Special Effects
William Kissell
First Assistant Director
Perc Westmore