As this 35mm print contains the original music & effects track from 1929, The Four Feathers will NOT feature a live score.

By 1929, the talkies had taken off, and box offices were none-the-friendlier to silent films. Despite the circumstances, The Four Feathers–which debuted with music and sound effects only–was a hit; in fact, it was one of the last silent box office hits ever. Directed by the men who would go on to make King Kong, and based on the 1902 A.E.W. Mason novel of the same name, The Four Feathers follows a man who is branded a coward with the titular four white feathers, and subsequently endeavors to disprove the claim. Extravagantly shot partially on location in Africa, and decked out with the best cast Paramount could buy (Fay Wray as the lead), The Four Feathers is assuredly Hollywood history.

Dir. Merian C. Cooper, Lothar Mendes & Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1929, 35mm (Courtesy of Universal), 80 min.

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