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The four feathers

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DVD special ed.


English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.


John Clements, Ralph Richardson, C. Aubrey Smith, June Duprez, Allan Jeayes, Jack Allen, Donald Gray, Frederick Culley.

Publication Information

[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2011]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (115 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded sheet (19 cm.)


Not rated.


Set at the end of the nineteenth century, this film follows the travails of a young officer accused of cowardice after he resigns his post on the eve of a major deployment to Khartoum; he must then fight to redeem himself in the eyes of his fellow officers and fiancée.


Title from container.

Based upon the novel by A. E. W. Mason.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1939.

Special features: audio commentary by film historian Charles Drazin ; video interview with David Korda, son of director Zoltán Korda ; "A day at Denham," a short film from 1939 featuring footage of Zoltán Korda on the set of The four feathers ; theatrical trailer.

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