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Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 40 min.

Plot Summary
Raised by an overbearing military father (Harry Andrews), Harry Faversham (Beau Bridges) is expected to fight patriotically for king and country. But when Harry gets engaged to Miss Eustace (Jane Seymour), he deliberately intercepts and burns telegrams directing him and his officer friends to the front in Egypt. When he's found out, his fellow officers send him white feathers, which are symbolic of cowardice, and Harry trails after them to Egypt in order to redeem himself.

Cast: Beau Bridges , Robert Powell , Jane Seymour , Simon Ward , Harry Andrews , David Robb , Richard Beale , Robin Bailey

Director: Don Sharp

Genres: Adventure

The Four Feathers (1977)

Release Date: January 1st, 1978|1 hr. 40 min.

critic reviews ( 32 )
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  • It should have been an old-fashioned rouser, and sometimes it is. The great cinematographer Robert Richardson (JFK) lights the battle scenes like action paintings. But Kapur weighs down the tale with bogus profundities. show more

  • Its virtues can't outweigh the disappointment of a movie that might have been a rousing old-fashioned epic, or better yet a provocative reworking of an old epic, and instead became a muddle. show more

  • Kapur's stodgy style halts the momentum of young actors who have impressed in other movies. show more

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