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The Dawn Rider -- 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...
The Dawn Rider -- John Mason chases after his father's killer, an outlaw who remains illusive until he is tricked into revealing himself with a decoy gold shipment. To complicate matters, the killer is the brother of Alice, the woman with whom Mason has fallen in love. Alice begs Mason not seek vengeance, but a showdown is inevitable.


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20 June 1935 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Wayne ... John Mason
Marion Burns ... Alice Gordon

Dennis Moore ... Rudd Gordon (as Denny Meadows)
Reed Howes ... Ben McClure
Joseph De Grasse ... Dad Mason (as Joe DeGrasse)

Yakima Canutt ... Saloon Owner

Earl Dwire ... Pete - Expressman
Nelson McDowell ... Bates - Undertaker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Allen ... Townsman (uncredited)
Chuck Baldra ... Henchman (uncredited)
Bert Dillard ... Buck (uncredited)
Jack Evans ... Barfly (uncredited)
Herman Hack ... Henchman (uncredited)
Jack Jones ... Henchman in Wagon (uncredited)
George Morrell ... Card Player (uncredited)
Tex Palmer ... Henchman (uncredited)
Fred Parker ... Doctor (uncredited)
Tex Phelps ... Henchman (uncredited)
Archie Ricks ... Townsman (uncredited)
James Sheridan ... Townsman (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert N. Bradbury  (as R.N. Bradbury)
Writing credits
Lloyd Nosler (story)

Robert N. Bradbury  screenplay (uncredited)
Wellyn Totman  story (uncredited)

Produced by
Paul Malvern .... producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Archie Stout (photography)
Film Editing by
Carl Pierson (film editor)
Sound Department
Dave Stoner .... recordist (as D.S. Stoner)
Yakima Canutt .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Jones .... stunts (uncredited)
Music Department
Billy Barber .... 1985 video/TV added music creator (as William Barber)
Other crew
E.R. Hickson .... technical director
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Also Known As:
"Cold Vengeance" - USA (DVD title)
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53 min
Black and White | Color (colorized)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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John Mason:[responding to a threat from Ben] You and whose army?See more »
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Another Good Wayne B-Western, 15 November 2009
Author: FightingWesterner from The Lonesome Prairie

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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