Resigning his commission on the eve of his unit's deployment against Egyptian rebels, a British officer seeks to redeem his cowardice by secretly aiding his former comrades - disguised as ...
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When British officer Harry resigns from his regiment, he is labeled a coward by his family and friends. Harry receives four white feathers as a mark of a coward. In order to redeem himself ... See full summary »
Max and his father are both looking to marry wealthy women. The task would be far easier if either one of them had any money of their own. Max decides on Martha, but Martha says no when he ... See full summary »
Resigning his commission on the eve of his unit's deployment against Egyptian rebels, a British officer 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
At the time of its 1948 USA re-release, this film was most often paired with the USA re-release of Drums (1938) (retitled: Drums), which was usually shown on the top half of the double bill. See more »
The newspaper account of the climatic battle Dr. Sutton reads to Durrance says "the Dervishes' army flung themselves with fanatical bravery upon the British square". However, the battle scenes show Kitchener's troops were not in a square but were formed in two long ranks, the first kneeling in front of the second. See more »
Many a man is haunted by some fear.
With me it was more than fear. My father despised me. He believed me to be a coward. His belief turned fear into reality.
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Opening credits prologue: In 1885 the rebellious army of cruel dervishes enslaved and killed many thousands of defenseless 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 »
No, this isn't how we regard military service or Empire anymore, and I hope it's not how we regard other peoples and races, but there are things about this picture that still getcha.
The film celebrates friendship and mutual obligation. It celebrates courage and determination. It celebrates a beautiful young couple and the love that conquers all, and celebrates the fact that the movies never let the funny-looking guy get the girl. It celebrates C. Aubrey Smith's eyebrows, and that's reason enough to watch any film.
The real heroes are Ralph Richardson, for acting at least 100% in every scene, never coasting or losing concentration for a minute, and the euphoniously named Osmond Borrodaile, whose second unit cinematography in faraway locations with monstrous cameras under difficult conditions enlivened many a movie.
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