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Four Faces West (1948)

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Cowboy Ross McEwen arrives in town. He asks the banker for a loan of $2000. When the banker asks about securing a loan that large, McEwen shows him his six-gun collateral. The banker hands ... See full summary »

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Frances Dee ...
Fay Hollister
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Monte Marquez
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Sheriff Egan
Martin Garralaga ...
Florencio
Raymond Largay ...
Dr. Eldredge
John Parrish ...
Frenger
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Clint Waters
Davison Clark ...
Burnett
Houseley Stevenson ...
Anderson
George McDonald ...
Winston Boy
Eva Novak ...
Mrs. Winston
Sam Flint ...
Storekeeper
Forrest Taylor ...
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Cowboy Ross McEwen arrives in town. He asks the banker for a loan of $2000. When the banker asks about securing a loan that large, McEwen shows him his six-gun collateral. The banker hands over the money in exchange for an I.O.U., signed "Jefferson Davis". McEwen rides out of town and catches a train, but not before being bitten by a rattler. On the train, a nurse, Miss Hollister, tends to his wound. A posse searches the train, but McEwen manages to escape notice. However a mysterious Mexican has taken note of the cowboy, and that loudmouthed brat is still nosing around. Who will be the first to claim the reward for the robber's capture? Written by David Steele

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10 January 1949 (Sweden)  »

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A Face da Dívida  »

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McEwen is bitten by the rattlesnake when he puts his arm into a bush to hide his saddle. The next shot shows a rattlesnake in open ground nowhere near any bushes. See more »

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A gem of a Western that William S Hart would surely have approved of.
18 April 2004 | by (Providence, Rhode Island) – See all my reviews

Not a single shot is fired nor is one punch thrown in director Phil Green's "Four Faces West", starring Joel McCrea and Frances Dee. This is just one of the remarkable features of this absolutely first rate western. A down-and-out cowboy "borrows" $2000 from a reluctant banker in Santa Maria, New Mexico. During his escape he earns the attention of a lovely railroad nurse (played by real-life wife Frances Dee), who tries mightily to save our hero. His escape into the New Mexico badlands and his ultimate redemption (he stops to help a critically ill family at an isolated ranch, thereby insuring his capture) form the exciting climax to the story. Fine performances by Charles Bickford (as legendary lawman Pat Garrett) and Joseph Calleia are among those of a distinguished supporting cast, including William Conrad and John Parrish. An exciting and uplifting cinematic experience. Highly recommended!


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