In 1882, while his regiment is sent to the Sudan to battle the insurgent Arab tribes, British Lieutenant Faversham resigns his officer's commission in order to remain with his fiancée Ethne in England.His fellow officers and his fiancée brand him a coward and present him with the white feathers of cowardice.Lieutenant Faversham decides to regain his honor by fighting in the Sudan incognito.He travels to the Sudan where he employs various guises to save, one by one, the lives of his former fellow officers who branded him a coward back in England.In his exploits he is aided by Abou Fatma, a young sympathetic Arab.
What is the cost of courage ?
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The film's closing credits state that this picture was: "Filmed on Location in England at Stratfield Saye House, Hampshire; Littlecote House, Wiltshire and Spain". See more
As the prisoners are being herded just before they escape, the handcuffs fall off one of Harry's wrists and he grabs it and holds it on as he shuffles along. See more
Harry, Harry - have you heard? The North Surreys have been called to Egypt. Well, have you rejoined?
Rejoined? I'm out of it forever.
Well, I thought, and father thought, that you'd change your mind now...
Why? To go and fight the dervishes for the glory of the Empire? To plant a flag in the Sudan?
Don't make a joke of it, Harry.
Version of The Four Feathers
The Girl I Left Behind
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