The Four Feathers Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 3998

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 29

Theatrical Release Date: 08/03/1939

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 10/11/2011

Language: English

Genre: Adventure, War

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Zoltan Korda

Actors: John Clements, Ralph Richardson, C. Aubrey Smith, June Duprez, Allan Jeayes, Jack Allen

Plot: the first talking version of the story of a guy who must prove to his friends that he is no the coward they suppose him to be. To prove this he must go to extra-ordinary measures. -- phantom

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phantom - wrote on 05/10/2010

The best version of the story. With cinematography done by Jack Cardiff, it is also the most visually beautiful.

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Yojimbo - wrote on 05/11/2012

A young man is pressured into military service by his overbearing career military father but resigns on the eve of a campaign to retake the Sudan. Branded a coward, he sets off to redeem himself and his name. Although filmed many times, Zoltan Korda's version of A. E. W. Mason's classic tale of honour, self-sacrifice and derring-do is still the definitive one. John Clements heads up an fine cast, particularly Ralph Richardson, and the early colour photography still looks impressive today; the glorious African landscapes and flora and fauna makes a great backdrop to the epic battle scenes. The film does not go into detail about the context of the conflict, simplifying it into good guy versus bad guy but it never pretends to be a political commentary; it's simply a classic old school …

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