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Three Faces West

Three Faces West

John Wayne
Director: Bernard Vorhaus Cast: John Wayne
John Wayne
, Sigrid Gurie
Sigrid Gurie
, Charles Coburn
Charles Coburn
Bernard Vorhaus

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The Refugee was the original release title for the offbeat John Wayne vehicle Three Faces West. Wayne, Sigrid Gurie and Charles Coburn are starred as John Philips, Leni Braun and Leni's father Dr. Braun, who like so many other victims of the Depression are forced to move bag and baggage from the Dust Bowl to the West Coast. A fugitive from fascist oppression in Austria, Dr. Braun hopes to carve out a new existence for himself and his daughter Leni by tilling the soil, but she is more interested in being reunited with her Austrian boyfriend Eric von Scherer (Varno) once she arrives in Oregon. In charge of the migration westward is John Phillips who loves Leni but keeps his feelings to himself. But when Leni discovers that her sweetheart has thoroughly embraced the Nazi cause, she finds solace in the arms of the faithful Phillips. Among the screenwriters of The Refugee was Samuel Ornitz, later one of the blacklisted Hollywood Ten.

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Product Details

Release Date: 05/14/2013
UPC: 0887090064200
Original Release: 1940
Rating: NR
Source: Olive
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:19:00
Sales rank: 21,559

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Wayne John Phillips
Sigrid Gurie Leni Braun
Charles Coburn Dr. Braun
Spencer Charters Dr. "Nunk" Atterbury, Veterinarian
Helen MacKellar Mrs. Welles
Wade Boteler Harris
Trevor Bardette Clem Higgins
Russell Simpson Minister
Wendell Niles Radio announcer
Sonny Bupp Billy Welles
Roland Varno Dr. Eric Von Schemer
Dewey Robinson Bartender

Technical Credits
Bernard Vorhaus Director
John Alton Cinematographer
Doris Anderson Screenwriter
Frederick Hugh Herbert Screenwriter
John Victor Mackay Art Director
Joseph Moncure March Screenwriter
William Morgan Editor
Samuel Ornitz Screenwriter
Adele Palmer Costumes/Costume Designer
Sol C. Siegel Associate Producer
Victor Young Score Composer

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