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The Dawn Rider (1935)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 20 June 1935 (USA)
After seeing his father gunned down, a young man vows to bring the desperados to justice.

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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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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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

Quotes

John Mason: [responding to a threat from Ben] You and whose army?
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Alternate Versions

Fox/Lorber Associates, Inc. and Classics Associates, Inc. copyrighted a version in 1985 with a new original score composed and orchestrated by William Barber. It was distributed by Fox/Lorber and ran 48 minutes. 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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