Alpha Video released the John Wayne Triple Feature: Volume 5 with The Desert Trail, The Dawn Rider, and 'Neath the Arizona Skies to DVD on September 26, 2006.
Monogram Pictures Corporation released The Dawn Rider to theaters on June 20, 1935. Robert N. Bradbury directs the film which stars John Wayne, Marion Burns, and Dennis Moore.
John Wayne plays John Mason, a man who is chasing after his father's killer. He rides into a new town and immediately gets into a fist fight with another roughneck by the name of Ben McClure.