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The Dawn Rider (1935)

 -  Western  -  20 June 1935 (USA)
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When John Mason's father is killed, John is wounded. Attracted to his nurse Alice, a conflict arises between him and his friend Ben who plans to marry Alice. John later finds the killer of ... See full summary »

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Dad Mason (as Joe DeGrasse)
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When John Mason's father is killed, John is wounded. Attracted to his nurse Alice, a conflict arises between him and his friend Ben who plans to marry Alice. John later finds the killer of his father but goes to face him not knowing Ben has removed the bullets from his gun. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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The End Of The Vengeance Trail

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20 June 1935 (USA)  »

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Cold Vengeance  »

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John Mason: You must be the joker in the deck.
Ben McClure: Well, one things for certain. I ain't the queen.
John Mason: Well, I'm not so sure. You're acting like an old woman.
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I saw no dawn, plenty of riders though
31 May 2004 | by (Derby, UK) – See all my reviews

Not being an expert on this genre I can't give The Dawn Rider an unqualified whoop or a hesitant snort either. I cut my eye-teeth on this type of B Western when a kid in the 60's - I've only seen a few hundred films like it since and it seems pretty much average.

Wayne looked a very smooth and supple 28 year old, swinging into saddles for countless horse races, sorry, chases, but he was a much better character to watch as the craggy icon he later became. He, and all the characters (and the story) in TDR are necessarily flat and undeveloped - the kids in the cinema at the time weren't interested in multi-layered portrayals of Tolstoy magnitude, and Lone Star weren't going to give 'em it either!

The DVD had new musical additions - I prayed for silence! But all in all a pleasant hour was spent by the TV at my ole homestead.


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