The Four Feathers' DVD, Zoitan Korda (1939), New & Sealed
A young English army officer resigns his commission just as war in Africa breaks out. His 3 best friends, officers all, and his fiancée each give him a white feather - the sign of the coward. Shunned & ostracized, he undertakes a mission to clear his honour & prove his courage.
This is a wonderful British adventure film, equally on a par with anything Hollywood was to produce in that golden year of 1939. Shot in color, with spare-no-expense filming in the Sudan, THE FOUR FEATHERS is a paean to the glory days of Victoria's Empire & the men who fought to build it.
Sir John Clements is excellent as the young hero. Although virtually unknown to American audiences his entire career, Sir John was a very fine actor with a warmly distinctive voice which he uses here to advantage. Sir Ralph Richardson appears, terrific as always, as one of the friends; so does John Laurie, very good as the troublesome Khalifa. Sir C. Aubrey Smith, magnificent as a curmudgeonly old general, provides the final hurdle Sir John must jump to regain his reputation.
Director: Zoltan Korda
John Clements .... Harry Faversham
Ralph Richardson .... Capt. John Durrance
C. Aubrey Smith .... Gen. Burroughs
June Duprez .... Ethne Burroughs
Allan Jeayes .... Gen. Faversham
Jack Allen .... Lt. Arthur Willoughby
Donald Gray .... Lt. Peter Burroughs
Frederick Culley .... Dr. Sutton
Clive Baxter .... Harry Faversham (younger)
Robert Rendel .... Colonel
Derek Elphinstone .... Lt. Parker
Hal Walters .... Joe
Norman Pierce .... Sgt. Brown
Henry Oscar .... Dr. Harraz
John Laurie .... Khalifa
Coding: All Region Code / NTSC Format
Video: 4:3 Fullscreen
Audio: Dolby Digital / AC-3 / 5.1 Surround Sound
Subtitles: Chinese / English / French / Spanish / None (Removable)