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      The Dawn Rider

      Released Jun 20, 1935 53m Western List
      Reviews 30% Audience Score 100+ Ratings John Mason (John Wayne) suffers a cruel homecoming when he witnesses his father's murder as he rides into town. Incensed, he chases after the killers, but he suffers a gunshot wound that cuts his pursuit short. Alice Gordon (Marion Burns) sees to his injury, and Mason is taken by her kindness and beauty. But things turn sour when her beau, Ben (Reed Howes), becomes jealous. After Mason discovers the men who killed his father, his plan for a duel is sabotaged by Ben, who has been manipulated. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      christopher c. m the only time the expression "didn't age well" goes to things like film stock or sound. Because it is the thing that is psychically aging. The picture and the sound makes it hard to watch. The story is short and basic. But I keep in mind that movies were still growing and learning. This short and has rough editing. But it's interesting to look at these earlier movies and the characters are worth watching. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review deke p It's 1935! YOUNG JOHN WAYNE! Still the Dawn of Movie making! So, forgive the primitive writing, dialog, & acting, & ridiculously huge 10-Gallon Hats, all of which are laughable at times. This is the kinds of 'Western movies' people watched and kids grew up on in those days, & for years after. I never heard of, nor saw, until on GRIT the Cowboy movie channel, late friday nite 6.25.21 Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member One of the worst westerns I've ever wasted my time on. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Wayne rides into town and immediately gets into a fight with the town roughneck and they become the best of friends. Wayne is in town to visit his dad, who is immediately killed by a gang of bandits. Wayne pursues them, but he's shot. His new buddy's girlfriend tends to the wounded Wayne, and they promptly fall in love. An extremely by-the-numbers outing in the series of westerns made for Lone Star. It's less than an hour long, and that still seems too long. It's a lot of talking and poorly executed action sequences. Legendary stunt man Yakima Canutt has a fairly prominent role. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review don s An early John Wayne vehicle meant to show off how big and tough he is. The acting is below average, the story is light on plot and there is absolutely no character development. This one moves at a fairly good pace and had decent fight scenes. Still not worth your time. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member 120824: I enjoyed this film. Short, simple and fun. Love the fancy holsters. Just classic. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis John Mason (John Wayne) suffers a cruel homecoming when he witnesses his father's murder as he rides into town. Incensed, he chases after the killers, but he suffers a gunshot wound that cuts his pursuit short. Alice Gordon (Marion Burns) sees to his injury, and Mason is taken by her kindness and beauty. But things turn sour when her beau, Ben (Reed Howes), becomes jealous. After Mason discovers the men who killed his father, his plan for a duel is sabotaged by Ben, who has been manipulated.
      Director
      Robert N. Bradbury
      Producer
      Paul Malvern
      Production Co
      Paul Malvern Productions
      Genre
      Western
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 20, 1935, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 1, 2012
      Runtime
      53m
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