The Four Feathers
B&W : Eight reels
Directed by Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack and Lothar Mendes
Cast: Richard Arlen [Harry Faversham], Fay Wray [Ethne Eustace], Clive Brook [Lieutenant Durrance], William Powell [Captain Trench], Theodore Von Eltz [Lieutenant Castleton], Noah Beery (Sr.) [slave trader], Zack Williams [Idris], Noble Johnson [Ahmed], Harold Hightower [Ali], Philippe de Lacy [Harry Faversham, as a boy], E.J. Radcliffe [Colonel Eustace], George Fawcett [Colonel Faversham], Augustin Symonds [Colonel Sutch]
Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation production; distributed by Paramount Pictures Corporation. / Associate producer, David O. Selznick. Scenario by Howard Estabrook, from the adaptation by Hope Loring of the novel The Four Feathers by Alfred Edward Woodley Mason. Assistant director, Ivan Thomas. Cinematography by Robert Kurrle, Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack. Assistant cameraman, Cliff Shirpser. Intertitles by Julian Johnson and John Farrow. Edited by Ernest B. Schoedsack. Music by William Frederick Peters. / Released June 1929. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Powell’s 37th film, his last silent film. The film was released in Austria on 14 February 1930. / Silent film, with synchronized music and sound effects.
Survival status: Print exists [16mm reduction positive].
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: Synchronized sound film
Listing updated: 23 September 2006.
References: Basten-Technicolor p. 50; Best-Those p. 56; Brownlow-Parade pp. 434, 581; Everson-American p. 236; Gallagher-Ford p. 220; Limbacher-Feature p. 86; Quirk-Powell pp. 98-100; Shipman-Cinema p. 102 : ClasIm-224 p. 55; ClasIm-298 p. 19 : Website-IMDb.
Home video: DVD.