The Four Feathers. 1939. Great Britain. Directed by Zoltan Korda. 130 min.
Screenplay by R.C. Sheriff, Lajos Biró, Arthur Eimperis, from the novel by A. E. W. Mason. With Ralph Richardson, C. Aubrey Smith, June Duprez and John Clements. A. E. W. Mason’s often-filmed imperialist adventure of 1902 receives its definitive treatment in this Alexander Korda production, directed with vigor and a surprising concern for authenticity by Korda’s younger brother, Zoltan. Shot in Technicolor largely on location in the Sudan, the film is the story of a young British officer (John Clements), accused of cowardice by his comrades, returning to demonstrate his courage during the epic battle of Omdurman.