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Dawn on the Great Divide (1942)

Buck Roberts is leading a wagon train of railroad supplies and Jim Corkle and his henchman Loder are out to stop them by using white men dressed as Indians for the attacks.

Director:

Howard Bretherton

Writers:

Adele Buffington (screenplay) (as Jess Bowers), James Oliver Curwood (story "Wheels of Fire")
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Buck Jones ... Buck Roberts
Mona Barrie ... Sadie Rand
Raymond Hatton ... Sandy Hopkins
Robert Lowery ... Terry Wallace
Rex Bell ... Jack Carson
Maude Eburne ... Sarah Harkins
Christine McIntyre ... Mary Harkins
Betty Blythe ... Mrs. Elmira Corkle
Robert Frazer ... Judge John Corkle
Harry Woods ... Jim Corkle
Tristram Coffin ... Matt Rand (as Tris Coffin)
Lee Shumway ... Joe Wallace
Roy Barcroft ... Chuck Loder
Steve Clark ... Alex Kirby
Warren Jackson Warren Jackson ... Fred Cooke
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Storyline

Buck Roberts is leading a wagon train of railroad supplies and Jim Corkle and his henchman Loder are out to stop them by using white men dressed as Indians for the attacks.

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Taglines:

UNKNOWN DANGERS HELD NO TERROR...for the covered wagon scouts..the Commandos of fierce frontier days! (original-print-ad) See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amanhecer na Fronteira See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Great Western Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Philadelphia Sunday 11 December 1949 on Frontier Playhouse on WPTZ (Channel 3). See more »

Connections

Follows Down Texas Way (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock of Ages
(uncredited)
Music by Thomas Hastings
Words by Augustus Montague Toplady
Sung by Mona Barrie
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Extraordinary cast of western greats
26 March 2015 | by morrisonhimselfSee all my reviews

It's Buck Jones' last film, which is sad, but he is supported by some of the greatest western players in a Monogram film, with a bigger budget than many of the other B westerns of the era.

Besides the superb cast, the editing is by the great Carl Pierson, who was himself a director of skill, no doubt because of his editing experience.

Mack Wright, a director of note himself, was assistant director on "Dawn," with Howard Bretherton the director.

There is even a really pleasant music score, better than so many low-budget westerns, which sometimes even had no, or almost no, music. Edward Kay, of whom I know nothing else, was the music director.

Whatever flaws "Dawn" might have, any film -- ANY film -- with such actors as Chief Yowlatchie, Art Mix, Bud Osborne, Reed Howes, and so many more really talented performers, all appearing with no credit, has to be recognized as an excellent western.

That it was the last time for Buck Jones, well, that is just too much to pass up. I highly recommend this movie, for that and other reasons.


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