A grand, old school dramatic adventure in the Kordas' British Empire series. What's in it for Abou? A British officer resigns his post just before battle and subsequently receives four white feathers from his friends and fiancee as symbols of what they believe to be his cowardice. To redeem his honor he disguises himself as an Arab and secretly saves the lives of those who branded him a coward. His friends and fiancée send him four white feathers which symbolize cowardice. Mason's 1902 adventure novel isn't as good as the 1939 version but has its revisionist virtues.
Why would a callow, badly trained, unequipped English boy be able to walk into the desert and command the services of a skilled desert warrior as his sidekick? You will receive a weekly newsletter full of movie-related tidbits, articles, trailers, even the occasional streamable movie. He acts primarily out of love, but of course his comrades consider the timing, conclude he is a coward and send him three white feathers--the sign of cowardice. But I must not dismiss the qualities of the movie. Why do the dark-skinned natives always get to be the best buddy, never the hero? To redeem his honor he disguises himself as an Arab and secretly saves the lives of those who branded him a coward. Heath Ledger stars as Harry Feversham, a British soldier with a golden future - until he inexplicably resigns from his regiment.
Alternative movies trailers for The Four Feathers More movie trailers, teasers, and clips from The Four Feathers:. NetflixReleases is an unofficial site for Netflix fans. Heartbroken and abandoned, Harry receives news that his regiment has been brutally attacked by Sundanese rebels. The story, set in 1875, follows a British officer Heath Ledger who resigns his post when he learns of his regiment's plan to ship out to the Sudan for the conflict with the Mahdi. If you want to see drama in the desert, you're best off with the real thing.
The less you know about the British Empire and human nature, the more you will like it, but then that can be said of so many movies. Club members also get access to our members-only section on RogerEbert. A must-see specticale from the golden age of British film. His friends and fiancée send him four white feathers which symbolize cowardice. Context of film is in 1898 in Sudan.
With the combined efforts of Hogg, Swinton Byrne and Burke, The Souvenir recreates the sensation of riding an emotional coaster with an unstable partner. All promotional material including but not limited to trailers, images, logo's and videos are all copyright to their respective owners. Many of the late Victorian era's prejudices colonialism good, dark-skinned people not-so-good were second nature to Mason, and Shekhar Kapur in conjunction with co-scripters Michael Schiffer and Hossein Amini takes. I do not require Kapur to be a revisionist anti-imperialist; it's just that I don't expect a director born in India to be quite so fond of the British Empire. It's highly recommended for history buffs and military history buffs. A fourth is added by the patriotic Ethne.
He and Hudson are Americans; Ledger is Australian; obviously, no British actors existed who could fill these roles. Being 5th film made on the novel by writer A. A British officer resigns before a battle against Mahdi rebels and must redeem himself to his fiancée and friends, who have branded him a coward. Trailer for The Four Feathers on TrailerAddict. I also have problems with the faithful Abou Fatma. To redeem his honor he disguises himself as an Arab and secretly saves the lives of those who branded him a coward.
He is engaged to the comely Ethne Eustace , and when his regiment is ordered to the Sudan he cannot bear to part from her and resigns his commission. And Harry is a dashing hero, if we can distract ourselves from the complete impossibility of his actions; any man naive enough to think he could resign his commission on the eve of battle and not be considered a coward is certainly foolish enough to become a free-lance desert commando--a dry run for T. Red British uniforms contrast with the sand of the desert, and Oriental details make many frames look like a painting by. Solid primary cast supported by thousands of extras. Cast: , , , , , , , Director: Genres: , , Production Co: Paramount Pictures, Miramax Films Distributors: Paramount Pictures Keywords: , , , , , ,. To redeem his honor he disguises himself as an Arab and secretly saves the lives of those who branded him a coward.
The story, set in 1875, follows a British officer Heath Ledger who resigns his post when he learns of his regiment's plan to ship out to the Sudan for the conflict with the Mahdi. Netflix is a registered trademark of Netflix, Inc. The Ebert Club is our hand-picked selection of content for Ebert fans. Disowned by his father, renounced by his fiancee, disgraced in society, Harry must regain his good name. Suddenly Harry's course becomes clear and he sets out on an unforgettable journey of redemption - to regain his honor, recapture his love, and save the lives of his comrades.
Filmed before in 1915, 1921, 1929 and most recently in 2002. As a result he received four white feathers - a symbol of cowardice at the time - from 3 friends and his beautiful fiancee. His friends and fiancee send him four white feathers which symbolize cowardice. Like NetflixReleases on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and we keep you posted about what is new on Netflix and what will expire soon on Netflix! The story, set in 1898, follows a British officer who resigns his post when he learns of his regiment''s plans to ship out to the Sudan for the conflict with the Mahdi. He ships out to the Sudan on his own, disguises himself as an Arab, and lives anyhow in the desert, shadowing his former regiment and doing undercover work on their behalf. As mindless swashbuckling in a well-designed production, it can't be faulted. Mason, it is about a young guy British soldiers abandoned combat missions when the nation called to war against the rebellion.
In the tradition of Braveheart and The English Patient comes this lavish screen epic that combines thrilling adventure, soaring romance and rousing battle sequences. To redeem his honor he disguises himself as an Arab and secretly saves the lives of those who branded him a coward. This new adaptation of A. Non-British actors are often skilled at British accents, but the younger ones usually don't have the right moves or body language. Epic battle scenes, including one where the British form a square and gun down waves of horsemen, are well-staged and thrilling.