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The Four Feathers (1977)

The Four Feathers





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This fifth film version of A.E.W. Mason's "Sun Never Sets" adventure novel The Four Feathers was adapted for television by Gerald DiPego. Following the death of British general "Chinese" Gordon at Khartoum, 19th-century gentleman officer Harry Favershem (Beau Bridges) is summoned to active duty in the Sudan. Though not a coward, Favershem fears that he'll turn coward in the heat of battle, thereby costing the lives of his comrades; thus, he opts to stay in England. Three of his disgruntled fellow officers each send Favershem a white feather, the symbol of cowardice. When a fourth feather is handed to Favershem by his fiancee (Jane Seymour), Favershem vows to prove himself in battle--and to personally hand back the four feathers to his accusers.more
Rating: R (epic battle scenes and disturbing images)
Genre: Classics, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Gerald Di Pego
On DVD: Sep 1, 2008
Norman Rosemont Productions


Beau Bridges
as Harry Feversham
Harry Andrews
as David Feversham
Simon Ward
as William Trench
Jane Seymour
as Ethne Eustace
Richard Johnson
as Abou Fatma
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Critic Reviews for The Four Feathers

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Full Review… | April 4, 2011
Time Out
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So-so TV adaptation of A.E.W. Mason's 1902 novel the "Sun Never Sets.

Full Review… | April 24, 2004
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Audience Reviews for The Four Feathers


Good TV version of the classic is hampered by the utter miscasting of Bridges in the lead. Never the strongest of leading men he sticks out like a sore thumb in this most English of stories completely surrounded by a cast of British actors who all seem at ease with the material. Jane, always at home in period costumes, is full of youthful promise and delicate beauty as the conflicted Ethne.

jay nixon

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