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Riders of the Dawn (1945)

 -  Western  -  3 November 1945 (USA)
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Jimmy Wakely and Dusty, traveling with the medicine show owned by "Lasses" White, stop at the Ferguson ranch and find the rancher and his wife killed. They take the Ferguson baby to their ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jimmy Wakely ...
Jimmy Wakely
Lee 'Lasses' White ...
Lasses White
John James ...
Dusty Smith
Sarah Padden ...
Melinda Pringle
Horace Murphy ...
Sheriff Beasley
Phyllis Adair ...
Penny Pringle
Jack Baxley ...
Doc Judd Thomas
Bob Shelton ...
Comic Fiddler Bob Shelton
Dad Picard ...
Daddy Picard - Jew's Harp Player
Arthur 'Fiddlin' Smith ...
Fiddle Player Arthur Smith (as Arthur Smith)
Wesley Tuttle ...
Band Leader Wesley Tuttle
The Texas Stars ...
Lasses' Musicians
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Jimmy Wakely and Dusty, traveling with the medicine show owned by "Lasses" White, stop at the Ferguson ranch and find the rancher and his wife killed. They take the Ferguson baby to their camp, where outlaws Joe, Slick and Pete attempt to kidnap the baby, while Dusty is reporting the murders to Sheriff Beasley and town mayor Melinda Pringle. Wakely and his singers hide the baby from its legal guardian, Doc Judd Thomas, as they suspect him of being connected with the Ferguson murders. When Melinda and her niece, Penny, discover where the baby is, Jimmy enlists their aid. The sheriff discovers that Melinda has the baby and jails her, Jimmy and Dusty. Using his medicine show troupe as a diversion, "Lasses" breaks them out of jail. They search the doctor's office and find that he had the family killed after he discovered oil on their property, and is waiting to get custody of the baby so he can sign valuable contracts with an oil company. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Western

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3 November 1945 (USA)  »

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Riding the Dusty Trail  »

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The title was changed to Riding the Dusty Trail when it was sold to television, to avoid confusion with Riders of the Dawn (1937). See more »

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Remake of The Gunman from Bodie (1941) See more »

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Johnson's Old Grey Mule
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Performed by The Pickard Band
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