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Lieutenant Faversham resigns his officer's commission rather than fight in the Sudan war.His army pals mockingly present him with four white feathers for cowardice.Lieutenant Faversham regains his honor by fighting in the Sudan incognito.
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Crime melodrama about two sailors in London, an American open to theft and smuggling and an honest Jamaican, and the crooks and girls they know. A jewel theft goes wrong and those involved must decide whether to try to get away or to do the right thing. Superb photography of postwar central London when almost empty of people on a Sunday. Written by
This is one of my favourite Ealing movies. Directed by Basil Dearden who also did The Blue Lamp it is a wonderful film that has a cocktail of long lost London, racial prejudice and romance and a diamond robbery. The stars are all excellent in their roles; Earl Cameron and Bonar Colleano were never better in their careers and the leading female roles are both played wonderfully by Moira Lister and Susan Shaw. Solid support roles from Joan Dowling, Renee Asherson, a young Leslie Phillips, James Robertson Justice and Alfie Bass as well. What I can't understand is how that such a great film as this has never (to my knowledge) appeared on video or d.v.d. An oversight that needs putting right.
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