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Four Faces West (1948)

Approved | | Western | 10 January 1949 (Sweden)
In New Mexico, a cowpoke forces a banker at gunpoint to give him a loan without collateral, in exchange for an IOU but the marshal and his posse chase after him.

Director:

Alfred E. Green

Writers:

C. Graham Baker (screenplay), Teddi Sherman (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joel McCrea ... Ross McEwen
Frances Dee ... Fay Hollister
Charles Bickford ... Pat Garrett
Joseph Calleia ... Monte Marquez
William Conrad ... Sheriff Egan
Martin Garralaga ... Florencio
Raymond Largay Raymond Largay ... Dr. Eldredge
John Parrish John Parrish ... Banker Frenger
Dan White ... Clint Waters
Davison Clark Davison Clark ... Burnett
Houseley Stevenson ... Anderson
George McDonald George McDonald ... Winston Boy
Eva Novak ... Mrs. Winston
Sam Flint ... Storekeeper
Forrest Taylor ... Conductor #2
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Hunted from the black hills through a thousand miles of badlands !

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1949 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

They Passed This Way See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,100,000, 31 December 1948
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Western without gunshots. See more »

Goofs

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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First rate story, production, and cast. Not a sho...
27 August 1998 | by WranglerSee all my reviews

First rate story, production, and cast. Not a shot is fired is this wonderfully low-key story.


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