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Storm Over the Nile (1955)

A color remake of "The Four Feathers"

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A color remake of "The Four Feathers"

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Reused a great deal of stock footage from The Four Feathers (1939), including the entire final battle sequence. See more »

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Opening credits prologue: In 1885 the rebellious army of 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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Version of The Four Feathers (1978) See more »

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Don't both if you've seen The Four Feathers
30 November 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Zoltan Korda's remake of his own FOUR FEATHERS from 1939 drafts in a new director in the form of Terence Young and an all-star cast of British acting faces of the 1950s for a story which is hugely derivative and indeed exactly the same as the earlier tale. Further similarities between the two films are exacerbated by the liberal use of footage stolen from THE FOUR FEATHERS, which is of course the far superior (and bigger budget) film of the two, leaving this somewhat superfluous.

Still, the cast alone salvages this story and makes it worth a watch. The tale is wide-reaching and fast-paced, and thoroughly interesting in its depiction of a long-vanished British Empire and the sway it once held over the known world. I found Anthony Steel a bit staid in the lead role, but the supporting players are very good. Laurence Harvey has the most characterisation and is thus the most interesting, but Ian Carmichael and Ronald Lewis make their mark too. James Robertson Justice is a scene-stealer and the likes of Geoffrey Keen and Michael Hordern add quality while Christopher Lee, Roger Delgado, and Ferdy Mayne don boot polish to play the natives.


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