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The Dawn Rider (1935)

Approved | | Western | 20 June 1935 (USA)
Just as John travels to visit his father, he witnesses his death and suffers a gun wound - a beautiful woman is kind enough to help him bring the killers to justice, but jealousy from another man may cause problems.

Director:

Robert N. Bradbury (as R.N. Bradbury)

Writer:

Lloyd Nosler (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Wayne ... John Mason
Marion Burns ... Alice Gordon
Dennis Moore ... Rudd Gordon (as Denny Meadows)
Reed Howes ... Ben McClure
Joseph De Grasse Joseph De Grasse ... Dad Mason (as Joe DeGrasse)
Yakima Canutt ... Saloon Owner
Earl Dwire ... Pete - Expressman
Nelson McDowell ... Bates - Undertaker
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Storyline

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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Western

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

During the getaway scene from the initial robbery and murder, five outlaws are riding away. John Wayne's character shoots two of them as they cross a small bridge, causing both to fall off their horses. In the next scene though, five riders continue down the road, galloping five abreast. See more »

Quotes

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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Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

Connections

Remade as Dawn Rider (2012) See more »

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Another Good Wayne B-Western
15 November 2009 | by FightingWesternerSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cold Vengeance See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$10,000 (estimated)
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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