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Four Sons (1940)

 -  Drama | History | War  -  14 June 1940 (USA)
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When the Germans invade Czechoslovakia the four sons of a Czecho-German family follow different paths: Czech patriot, Nazi supporter, artist in America, and heroic German soldier.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Chris
Eugenie Leontovich ...
Frau Bern
Mary Beth Hughes ...
Anna
Alan Curtis ...
Karl
George Ernest ...
Fritz
Robert Lowery ...
Joseph
Lionel Royce ...
Max Sturm
Sig Ruman ...
Newmann (as Sig Rumann)
Ludwig Stössel ...
Pastor (as Ludwig Stossel)
Christian Rub ...
Kapek
Torben Meyer ...
Gustav
Egon Brecher ...
Richter
Eleanor Wesselhoeft ...
Frau Richter
Michael Visaroff ...
Burgomaster
Greta Meyer ...
Frau Sturm
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When the Germans invade Czechoslovakia the four sons of a Czecho-German family follow different paths: Czech patriot, Nazi supporter, artist in America, and heroic German soldier.

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Drama | History | War

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14 June 1940 (USA)  »

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Eran cuatro hijos  »

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Arthur Loft is in studio records/casting call lists for an unnamed role, but he was not seen in the movie. See more »

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German National Anthem (Das Lied der Deutschen)
(1841) (uncredited)
(Also called 'Deutschland Über Alles")
Music by Joseph Haydn (1797)
Variations played in the score often
Played also by a marching band
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The impending storm
29 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

A remake of a silent movie,"four sons" was overshadowed by Frank Borzage's extraordinary "the mortal storm" which was released the very same year.Both were propaganda movies,but while Borzage's work transcended that ,Archie Mayo's remained only a decent melodrama.Eugenie Leontovich is excellent as the mother courage who knows where military madness can lead a man ,having lost her dear husband and knowing that when the war is over,the only thing left will be tears.Her character reminds one of Madame Oupenskaia in "mortal storm" ;in both works ,brothers going different ways in a world gone mad.

The best scenes,in my opinion,are to be found in the second half: -the old mom,holding her son's body ,as the German soldiers march in her homeland -the old woman,sitting alone at her table and thinking of the good old time ,when the family was around the table;then the ghosts of her sons,a scene reminiscent of the last scene of Borzage's "three comrades" Like this ?try these....

"The mortal storm" Frank Borzage 1940

"The four horsemen of the Apocalypse" Vincente Minnelli 1961


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