The Naked Dawn

The Naked Dawn is a 1955 American Technicolor Western film directed by Edgar G. Ulmer starring Arthur Kennedy and Betta St. John.

The Naked Dawn
Theatrical release poster
Directed byEdgar G. Ulmer
Produced byJosef Shaftel
Written byJulian Zimet
StarringArthur Kennedy
Betta St. John
Music byHerschel Burke Gilbert
CinematographyFrederick Gately
Edited byDan Milner
Universal Pictures
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • November 2, 1955 (1955-11-02) (Los Angeles)
  • December 27, 1955 (1955-12-27) (United States)
Running time
82 minutes
CountryUnited States


The story focuses on a poor but proud farmer named Manuel and his wife Maria. When glib-tongued drifter Santiago tries to get Manuel mixed up in a robbery, the farmer is at first resistant, but is goaded into joining Santiago. Corrupted by the prospect of untold wealth, Manuel begins plotting the murder of Santiago; meanwhile, Maria makes plans to run off with the handsome stranger.


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See also


  1. De Becque, Antoine; Toubiana, Serge (2000). Truffaut: A Biography. University of California Press. ISBN 0520225244.

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