An elderly ex-soldier called Clarke comes to join the platoon and, by coincidence, it turns out that he and Jones were in the same regiment in Sudan back in the 1890s. However he paints a ... See full summary »

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John Cater ...
Private Clarke
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Queenie Watts ...
Edna
Gilda Perry ...
Doreen
Linda James ...
Betty
Parnell McGarry ...
Elizabeth (voice)
John Ash ...
Raymond
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An elderly ex-soldier called Clarke comes to join the platoon and, by coincidence, it turns out that he and Jones were in the same regiment in Sudan back in the 1890s. However he paints a picture of a cowardly Jones who left him to his fate when he was captured by Dervishes, and soon after Jones receives two feathers, signifying cowardice, through the post. The corporal then tells his story in a flashback where all the participants look like members of the present platoon. He and Clarke were indeed captured but he rescued Clarke and kept quiet about his affair with the colonel's wife. Mainwaring is satisfied with Jones's account but before he can confront Clarke, Clarke leaves town, returning his uniform. Written by don @ minifie-1

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13 November 1970 (UK)  »

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This is the episode with the scene of Mainwaring & the never seen Elizabeth in the bunk beds in the shelter. The biggest clue ever of her appearance is the top bunk bed sagging, suggest she is likely to be a large lady. See more »

Goofs

During the escape story, Jones mentions that the Dervishes are afraid of fire yet the two Dervishes who were holding Jones prisoner in the desert were cooking a small animal over a fire. See more »

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Features The Four Feathers (1939) See more »

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