Naked Dawn
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Naked Dawn
Given a bigger budget than usual, cult director Edgar G. Ulmer rises to the occasion in The Naked Dawn. Filmed in Mexico, the story focuses on a poor but proud farmer named Manuel (Eugene Iglesias) and his wife Maria (Betta St. John). When glib-tongued drifter Santiago (Arthur Kennedy) tries to get Manuel mixed up in a train robbery, the farmer is at first resistant, but is goaded into joining Santiago by the covetous Maria. Corrupted by the prospect of untold wealth, Manuel begins plotting the murder of Santiago; meanwhile, Maria makes plans to bump off Manuel and run off with the handsome… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Politics and romance, shocking violence and playful adventure converge in this modern-day Western, from 1955, by Edgar G. Ulmer."
‑ Richard Brody, New Yorker
"Arthur Kennedy was never livelier in carrying a film on his shoulders."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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