Become an IMDbPro Member Today

Get access to the leading information resource for the entertainment industry

Find Contacts & Representation

Showcase Yourself

Follow Industry Trends

Stay connected with contact details for over 300,000 industry professionals and companies

Manage your photos and the credits you're Known For on IMDbPro, IMDb and Amazon Video

Keep up to date with entertainment news and follow in-development titles not available on IMDb

Start your 30-Day free trial
Already a member?

Dust Be My Destiny (1939)

Approved
88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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 ...See moreEmbittered 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. Written by Ian Harries See less
Read more: Plot summary
Writers
Robert Rossen (screenplay) | Jerome Odlum (novel)
Composer
Cinematographer
Trending
MOVIEmeter
Members only
Status
Edit Released
Updated Sep 16, 1939

Release date
Sep 16, 1939 (United States)

Contacts

Become a member to access contact information

Cast

+ Add Cast
63 cast members
Name STARmeter Known for
John Garfield
Joe Bell Joe Bell   See fewer
Members only
Priscilla Lane
Mabel Alden Mabel Alden   See fewer
Members only
Alan Hale
Mike Leonard Mike Leonard   See fewer
Members only
Frank McHugh
Caruthers Caruthers   See fewer
Members only
Billy Halop
Hank Glenn Hank Glenn   See fewer
Members only
Bobby Jordan
Jimmy Glenn Jimmy Glenn   See fewer
Members only
Members only
Members only
Stanley Ridges
Charlie Garrett Charlie Garrett   See fewer
Members only
John Litel
Prosecutor Prosecutor   See fewer
Members only
Moroni Olsen
Slim Jones - Defense Attorney Slim Jones - Defense Attorney   See fewer
Members only
Victor Kilian
Doc Saunders Doc Saunders   See fewer
Members only
Frank Jaquet
Abe Connors Abe Connors   See fewer
Members only
Ferike Boros
Delicatessen Proprietress Delicatessen Proprietress   See fewer
Members only
Marc Lawrence
Venetti Venetti   See fewer
Members only
Arthur Aylesworth
Magistrate Magistrate   See fewer
Members only
William B. Davidson
Warden (as William Davidson) Warden (as William Davidson)   See fewer
Members only
Members only
Gertrude Astor
Dame (uncredited) Dame (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Ward Bond
First Thug on Train (uncredited) First Thug on Train (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Wade Boteler
Sergeant (uncredited) Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Sidney Bracey
Nick's First Customer (uncredited) Nick's First Customer (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Yakima Canutt
Ambulance Man (uncredited) Ambulance Man (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Nat Carr
Film Developer (uncredited) Film Developer (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Eddy Chandler
Second Detective (uncredited) Second Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Spencer Charters
F.W. Jennson - Jailer (uncredited) F.W. Jennson - Jailer (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Cliff Clark
First Detective (uncredited) First Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Chester Clute
Movie Theatre Manager (uncredited) Movie Theatre Manager (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Frank Coghlan Jr.
Newsboy (uncredited) Newsboy (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Edgar Dearing
Second Railroad Cop (uncredited) Second Railroad Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
George Guhl
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Creighton Hale
Nick's Second Customer (uncredited) Nick's Second Customer (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Charles Halton
Pawnshop Owner (uncredited) Pawnshop Owner (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
John Hamilton
First Warden (uncredited) First Warden (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Lew Harvey
Truckman (uncredited) Truckman (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Al Herman
Wedding Audience Member (uncredited) Wedding Audience Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Max Hoffman Jr.
Doctor (uncredited) Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Stuart Holmes
Jury Foreman (uncredited) Jury Foreman (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
William Hopper
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Eddie Kane
Wedding Emcee (uncredited) Wedding Emcee (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
David Kerman
Boy (uncredited) Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Ethan Laidlaw
Cop in Montage (uncredited) Cop in Montage (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Glenn Langan
Warden's Secretary (uncredited) Warden's Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Walter Miller
Rosedale Station Master (uncredited) Rosedale Station Master (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Jack Mower
Mr. Grady - First Railroad Cop (uncredited) Mr. Grady - First Railroad Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
George O'Hanlon
Man at Bank After Robbery (uncredited) Man at Bank After Robbery (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Pat O'Malley
Bailiff (uncredited) Bailiff (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
George Offerman Jr.
Work Farm Prisoner (uncredited) Work Farm Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Frank Orth
Wedding Witness on Stage (uncredited) Wedding Witness on Stage (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Garry Owen
Milkman (uncredited) Milkman (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Paul Panzer
Work Farm Gate Guard (uncredited) Work Farm Gate Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Norman Phillips Jr.
Boy (uncredited) Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
John J. Richardson
Man Asking For a Match (uncredited) Man Asking For a Match (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Cliff Saum
Jury Member (uncredited) Jury Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
John Sheehan
County Justice of the Peace (uncredited) County Justice of the Peace (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Lee Shumway
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Charles Sullivan
Truck Driver (uncredited) Truck Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Anthony Warde
Second Thug on Train (uncredited) Second Thug on Train (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Dick Wessel
Customer (uncredited) Customer (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Lottie Williams
Wedding Dress Helper (uncredited) Wedding Dress Helper (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Tom Wilson
Work Farm Guard (uncredited) Work Farm Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Isabel Withers
Jail Matron (uncredited) Jail Matron (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Maris Wrixon
Switchboard Operator (uncredited) Switchboard Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.

MOVIEmeter

Members only

Become a member to access additional data

Ratings Breakdown

6.9 / 10 | 432 votes