Colonel Loring Leigh, British Indian Army, appears to have issued an order that cost 90 lives. Cashiered, he returns home, tells his sons of a conspiracy by an arms syndicate to supply the rebels...then is found dead, an apparent suicide. To clear their father, the four sons must globetrot in a hazardous search for evidence, closely followed by Geoffrey's sweetheart Lynn Cherrington.Written by
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Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)
Music (17th century) attributed to Rory Dall O'Cahan
Played on piano by Richard Greene See more »
A lack of energy
I don't usually like Loretta Young, so when I say she's the best part of this movie, that should give you a clue of what I really think about it. In Four Men and a Prayer, Loretta is clad in some beautiful clothes, and she seems to be the only one among the cast who put any energy behind her performance. I actually fell asleep twice while trying to watch it.
A respected soldier is court martialed and disgraced, but when his four sons find him dead by a gunshot wound to the head, they don't believe he committed suicide. It's murder! And they already know the suspects, so the four brothers-as well as Loretta Young who has a hopeless crush on one of them-set off to find the truth. George Sanders, William Henry, David Niven, and Richard Greene are the brothers, but they all seem pretty tired. It's easy to imagine every scene was filmed thirty times and that the audience was been treated to the last take. Unless you love Loretta Young, you probably won't want to sit through this pseudo suspense film. And if you do like her, try renting Three Blind Mice or And Now Tomorrow instead.
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