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A British army officer who resigns his commission on the eve of his unit's embarkation to a mission against Egyptian rebels seeks to redeem his cowardice by secretly aiding his former ... See full summary »

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A British army officer who resigns his commission on the eve of his unit's embarkation to a mission against Egyptian rebels seeks to redeem his cowardice by secretly aiding his former comrades disguised as an Arab. When his unit is overwhelmed and captured by the rebels, the hero finds an opportunity to return the 'feathers' of cowardice sent to him by his former comrades by freeing them. Written by Anonymous

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See...The Dreaded Dervishes! - Kipling's Famous FUZZY WUZZIES! See more »


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3 August 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Las cuatro plumas  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Storm Over the Nile (1955) reuses a lot of the battle sequences. See more »

Goofs

Sutton's position changes, when at the table and he tells General Faversham that General Gordon was killed. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Harraz: Why worry? Be a coward and be happy.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits: In 1885 the rebellious army of cruel dervishes enslaved and killed many thousands of defenceless natives in the Sudan, then laid siege to Khartoum. The scanty garrison's heroic commander, General Gordon appealed for help from England - but no help reached him. See more »

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Referenced in Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) See more »

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Auld Lang Syne
(1788) (uncredited)
Lyrics by Robert Burns, music traditional
Heard during the departure of the Regiment
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One of the Best
6 July 2003 | by (Champaign, IL) – See all my reviews



I've been around for awhile and have seen lots of movies, and I think the 1939 version of The Four Feathers is one of the best action movies ever! The photography, interior shots especially, often looks like oil painting. Sir Ralph Richardson, with his "good old Weatherby" line is unforgettable. A great motion picture rendition of a great story.


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