The Four Feathers (1978)

Introduction The Four Feathers is a 1978 British television film adaptation of the classic 1902 novel The Four Feathers by novelist A.E.W. Mason. Directed by Don Sharp, this version starred Beau Bridges, Robert Powell, Simon Ward and Jane Seymour, and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award. It follows the novel almost exactly, and response… Read More

Storm Over the Nile (1955)

Introduction Storm Over the Nile is a 1955 film adaptation of the 1902 novel The Four Feathers, directed by Terence Young and Zoltan Korda. The film not only extensively used footage of the action scenes from the 1939 film version stretched into CinemaScope, but is a shot-for-shot, almost line-for-line remake of the earlier film, which… Read More

The Four Feathers (1939)

Introduction The Four Feathers is a 1939 British Technicolor adventure film directed by Zoltan Korda, starring John Clements, Ralph Richardson, June Duprez, and C. Aubrey Smith. Set during the reign of Queen Victoria, it tells the story of a man accused of cowardice. The film is widely regarded as the best adaptation of A.E.W. Mason’s… Read More

The Four Feathers Films Overview

Introduction The Four Feathers is a 1902 adventure novel by British writer A.E.W. Mason that has inspired many films of the same title. In December 1901, Cornhill Magazine announced the title as one of two new serial stories to be published in the forthcoming year. Against the background of the Mahdist War, young Feversham disgraces… Read More