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Four Men and a Prayer (1938)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Mystery | 29 April 1938 (USA)
The sons of a disgraced British officer try to clear his name.

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Geoffrey Leigh
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Wyatt Leigh
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Christopher Leigh
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Rodney Leigh
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Colonel Loring Leigh
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General Torres (as Edward Bromberg)
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Mr. Furnoy
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General Adolfo Arturios Gregario Sebastian
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Capt. Douglas Loveland
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Mr. Martin Cherrington
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Trooper Mulcahay
Claude King ...
Gen. Bryce
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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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Adventure | Mystery

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Štirje osvetniki  »

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Once when director John Ford called Loretta Young to the set, the actress refused to leave her trailer until she was happy with her hair. After waiting for her for a while, Ford and several grips went to her trailer and began shaking and rocking it until she came out. See more »

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Manders, the butler, is listed as Mullins in the credits. See more »

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Remade as Fury at Furnace Creek (1948) See more »

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Played on a player piano in a Jerishtawbi bar
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13 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

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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