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DVD Review - The Four Just Men (1939)

13 May 2013 6:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Four Just Men (a.k.a. The Secret Four), 1939.

Directed by Walter Forde.

Starring Hugh Sinclair, Griffith Jones, Frank Lawton, Francis L.Sullivan, Anna Lee and Alan Napier.

Synopsis:

The Four Just Men are a secret group of British operatives dedicated to keeping the country's overseas interests secure. When he is rescued from a cell, James Terry is able to reveal to his fellow members what he has learnt about a plot to sabotage the Suez Canal and, ultimately, destroy the British Empire.

Patriotism and propaganda; not usually the best elements for creating original and effective cinema and so it proves here.

A slightly confused - though certainly energetic - remake of a 1921 silent film (which was in turn based on writer Edgar Wallace's 1905 novel and subsequent follow ups), much of the enjoyment  found in The Four Just Men comes from the details. The buildings, costumes and indeed the »

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Competition: Win a Network British film bundle *closed*

9 May 2013 3:21 PM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

A global byword for quality in British cinema, Ealing Studios made more than 150 films over a three-decade period. Only selected features from both the Ealing and Associated Talking Pictures strands have previously been made available on DVD - until now. To celebrate their recently-launched 'The British Film' collection, Network Distributing have kindly provided us with DVD copies of Spanish Fly, Ealing Studio Rarities Vol. 2 and Edgar Wallace's crime thriller The Four Just Men to give away in one fabulous bundle. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven't already, 'Like' us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

Beginning this April, Network Distributing begins 'The British Film' project: an ongoing programme of releases featuring titles from every possible genre, selected from over eight decades of British film and covering such studios as Gaumont-British, Gainsborough, Ealing, London Films, »

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