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Four Men and a Prayer (1938)

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The sons of a disgraced British officer try to clear his name.

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Miss Lynn Cherrington
Richard Greene ...
Geoffrey Leigh
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Wyatt Leigh
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Christopher Leigh
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Col. Loring Leigh
J. Edward Bromberg ...
Gen. Torres
William Henry ...
Rodney Leigh
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Gen. Adolfo Arturo Sebastian
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Mr. Furnoy
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Capt. Douglas Loveland
Berton Churchill ...
Mr. Martin Cherrington
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Trooper Mulcahay
Claude King ...
Gen. Bryce
Cecil Cunningham ...
Piper
Frank Dawson ...
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Colonel Loring Leigh, British Indian Army, appears to have issued an order that cost 90 lives. Cashiered, he returns home, tells his sons of a conspiracy by an arms syndicate to supply the rebels...then is found dead, an apparent suicide. To clear their father, the four sons must globetrot in a hazardous search for evidence, closely followed by Geoffrey's sweetheart Lynn Cherrington. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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29 April 1938 (USA)  »

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4 hombres y una plegaria  »

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Four Men and a Prayer (1938)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

John Ford directed mystery/comedy has an Army general discharged over false information and later the man turns up murdered. His four sons (played by David Niven, George Sanders, William Henry, Richard Greene) then show up on the scene to try and track down the truth. The story is certainly the weakest part here as it never really becomes too interesting and even at 85-minutes the thing starts to drag after a while. The four actors are very good in their roles especially Niven and top billed Loretta Young is wonderful but her character really wasn't needed in the story. John Carradine also adds nice support in his small role. The cast makes this worth watching at least once. It's also worth noting of some very graphic violence, which includes a bridge full of women and children being cut down by machine guns. There's also a rather amusing Asian stereotype that has him being called Donald Mouse because he speaks like Disney characters.


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