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The Dawn Rider (1935)

Approved | | Western | 20 June 1935 (USA)
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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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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Stuntman Jack Jones was driving a wagon at a fast pace when the seat collapsed and he was thrown off the wagon. A wheel on the wagon ran over his leg, injuring it so severely that it ended his acting/stunting career. See more »

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Ben McClure: [dying] It's gettin' dark, John.
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Remade as Dawn Rider (2012) See more »

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Another Good Wayne B-Western
15 November 2009 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

When Wayne is shot and his father murdered by armed robbers, he's nursed back to health by his friend's intended fiancé, leading to the inevitable love-triangle. Complicating things further is the fact that the killer is the girl's brother.

A decent entry in the series of Saturday matinée B-westerns that The Duke made as a contract star for Lone Star/ Monogram Pictures in the thirties, The Dawn Rider has several good action sequences and some okay melodrama.

The climactic showdown includes a well staged fistfight between John Wayne and chief heavy Yakima Canutt.


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