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Three Faces West (1940)

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79 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Viennese surgeon Dr. Braun and his daughter Leni come to a small town in North Dakota as refugees from Hitler. When the winds of the Dust Bowl threaten the town, John Phillips leads the townsfolk in moving to greener pastures in Oregon. He...See moreViennese surgeon Dr. Braun and his daughter Leni come to a small town in North Dakota as refugees from Hitler. When the winds of the Dust Bowl threaten the town, John Phillips leads the townsfolk in moving to greener pastures in Oregon. He falls for Leni, but she is betrothed to the man who helped her and her father escape from the Third Reich. She must make a decision between the two men. Written by Jim Beaver See less
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Writers
F. Hugh Herbert (original screenplay) | Joseph Moncure March (original screenplay) | Samuel Ornitz (original screenplay)
Cinematographer
John Alton (photography)
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Budget
$ 100,000
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Release date
Jul 3, 1940 (United States)

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40 cast members
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John Wayne
John Phillips John Phillips   See fewer
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Sigrid Gurie
Leni 'Lenchen' Braun Leni 'Lenchen' Braun   See fewer
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Charles Coburn
Dr. Karl Braun Dr. Karl Braun   See fewer
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Spencer Charters
Dr. 'Nunk' Atterbury Dr. 'Nunk' Atterbury   See fewer
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Helen MacKellar
Mrs. Welles Mrs. Welles   See fewer
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Roland Varno
Dr. Eric Von Scherer Dr. Eric Von Scherer   See fewer
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Sonny Bupp
Billy Welles Billy Welles   See fewer
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Wade Boteler
Mr. Harris - Department of Agriculture Official Mr. Harris - Department of Agriculture Official   See fewer
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Trevor Bardette
Clem Higgins Clem Higgins   See fewer
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Russell Simpson
Minister Minister   See fewer
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Charles Waldron
Dr. William Thorpe Dr. William Thorpe   See fewer
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Wendell Niles
Man-on-the-Street Radio Announcer Man-on-the-Street Radio Announcer   See fewer
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Frank Brownlee
Bill - Farmer (uncredited) Bill - Farmer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob Burns
Farmer (uncredited) Farmer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Horace B. Carpenter
White-Haired Farmer in Oregon (uncredited) White-Haired Farmer in Oregon (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hugh Chapman
Boy (uncredited) Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jim Corey
Churchgoer (uncredited) Churchgoer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Calvin Ellison
Boy (uncredited) Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Douglas Evans
'We the People' Radio MC (uncredited) 'We the People' Radio MC (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mary Field
Mrs. Stebbins (uncredited) Mrs. Stebbins (uncredited)   See fewer
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Francis Ford
Farmer Bill - with Higgins (uncredited) Farmer Bill - with Higgins (uncredited)   See fewer
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Byron Foulger
Joe Stebbins (uncredited) Joe Stebbins (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stuart Holmes
Extra Farmer at Meeting (uncredited) Extra Farmer at Meeting (uncredited)   See fewer
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Si Jenks
Train Conductor (uncredited) Train Conductor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Darwood Kaye
Boy Patient Sitting in Chair (uncredited) Boy Patient Sitting in Chair (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gretchen Kisker
Girl (uncredited) Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Arthur Millett
Farmer (uncredited) Farmer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lola Milliorn
Girl (uncredited) Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Montgomery
Joe - Farmer (uncredited) Joe - Farmer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Nestell
Farmer (uncredited) Farmer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Manuel París
Refugee Doctor (uncredited) Refugee Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hank Patterson
Pool Player (uncredited) Pool Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rose Plumer
White Haired Farmer's Wife (uncredited) White Haired Farmer's Wife (uncredited)   See fewer
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Victor Potel
Postman (uncredited) Postman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dewey Robinson
Bartender (uncredited) Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Sheehan
Man Asking When Wedding Will Be (uncredited) Man Asking When Wedding Will Be (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ted Stanhope
Farmer (uncredited) Farmer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frederick Vogeding
Herr Schmidt - Eric's Assistant (uncredited) Herr Schmidt - Eric's Assistant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Wolfe
Farmer Driving to Oregon (uncredited) Farmer Driving to Oregon (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wolfgang Zilzer
Dr. Rudolf Preussner (uncredited) Dr. Rudolf Preussner (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.3 / 10 | 590 votes