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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 more »

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John Phillips
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Leni 'Lenchen' Braun
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Dr. Karl Braun
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Dr. 'Nunk' Atterbury
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Mrs. Welles
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Dr. Eric Von Scherer
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Billy Welles
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Mr. Harris - Department of Agriculture Official
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Clem Higgins
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Minister
Charles Waldron ...
Dr. William Thorpe
Wendell Niles ...
Man-on-the-Street Radio Announcer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Bill - Farmer (uncredited)
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Farmer (uncredited)
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White-Haired Farmer in Oregon (uncredited)
Hugh Chapman ...
Boy (uncredited)
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Churchgoer (uncredited)
Calvin Ellison ...
Boy (uncredited)
Douglas Evans ...
'We the People' Radio MC (uncredited)
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Mrs. Stebbins (uncredited)
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Farmer Bill - with Higgins (uncredited)
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Joe Stebbins (uncredited)
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Extra Farmer at Meeting (uncredited)
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Train Conductor (uncredited)
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Boy Patient Sitting in Chair (uncredited)
Gretchen Kisker ...
Girl (uncredited)
Arthur Millett ...
Farmer (uncredited)
Lola Milliorn ...
Girl (uncredited)
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Joe - Farmer (uncredited)
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Farmer (uncredited)
Manuel París ...
Refugee Doctor (uncredited)
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Pool Player (uncredited)
Rose Plumer ...
White Haired Farmer's Wife (uncredited)
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Postman (uncredited)
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Bartender (uncredited)
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Man Asking When Wedding Will Be (uncredited)
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Farmer (uncredited)
Frederick Vogeding ...
Herr Schmidt - Eric's Assistant (uncredited)
Bill Wolfe ...
Farmer Driving to Oregon (uncredited)
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Dr. Rudolf Preussner (uncredited)

Directed by

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Bernard Vorhaus

Written by

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F. Hugh Herbert ... (original screenplay) &
Joseph Moncure March ... (original screenplay) &
Samuel Ornitz ... (original screenplay)
 
Doris Anderson ... (screenplay) (uncredited) (unconfirmed)

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Sol C. Siegel ... associate producer

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Victor Young

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John Alton ... (photography)

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William Morgan

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Murray Seldeen ... supervising editor

Art Direction by

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John Victor Mackay

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Peggy Gray ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Bob Mark ... makeup supervisor (uncredited)

Production Management

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Al Wilson ... production manager

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Kenneth Holmes ... assistant director (uncredited)

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Howard Lydecker ... special effects

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Yakima Canutt ... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Jack Montgomery ... stunts (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Adele Palmer ... wardrobe

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Harry Grey ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Herman Hand ... orchestrator (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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 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

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Taglines Back from the living dead . . to claim a ghostly promise of love! See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Refugee (United Kingdom)
  • Les déracinés (France)
  • Rutas infernales (Spain)
  • Fugitivos del terror (Mexico)
  • La valle dei monsoni (Italy)
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  • 79 min
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Budget $100,000 (estimated)

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Trivia Wendell Niles, the "man on the street" reporter after the big dust storm, was a real radio announcer. He worked on many shows of the golden-age of radio including "The Burns and Allen Show." See more »
Goofs At c.6 minutes Dr Braun and his daughter suddenly switch seats on the train. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Civilian Conservation Corps (2009). See more »
Quotes Farmer: There ain't no college professor gonna teach me how to farm my land.
John Phillips: How much land you got left that hasn't blown away? Look, men, let's quit arguing and kidding ourselves. We're all in the same boat. And we're all gonna sink unless we stick together. Every one of us has been served with a "dispossess notice," not by Uncle Sam or a bank or some mortgage company, but by a little ol' gal we've been kicking in the teeth, Mother Nature.
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