Fun Size Review: The Four Feathers (1929)

Before they went ape for King Kong, Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack and Fay Wray made this military adventure. There have been many film adaptations of The Four Feathers but the cast really sets this one apart: William Powell, Richard Arlen, Clive Brook and Noah Beery. Arlen plays a soldier who is branded a coward by his best friends and his fiancee so he sets out to prove them wrong. Given the generally negative reviews, I was surprised and delighted by how good this movie is. This late silent deserves a revival.

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The Four Feathers (1929) A Silent Film Review

The oft-filmed tale of an Englishman who is branded a coward and spends the rest of the film proving that he most assuredly is not. This version (released at the height of the sound transition) was one of the very last silent movie hits. It also features William Powell and Fay Wray before they hit the big time and it is directed by a couple of guys mostly known for making a film about a really big ape…
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