The Four Feathers (1929 film)

The Four Feathers

Film poster
Directed by Merian C. Cooper
Lothar Mendes
Ernest B. Schoedsack
Produced by David O. Selznick
Written by Hope Loring
Howard Estabrook
John Farrow
Julian Johnson
Based on The Four Feathers
1902 novel
by A. E. W. Mason
Starring Fay Wray
Music by William Frederick Peters
Cinematography Robert Kurrle
Merian C. Cooper
Ernest B. Schoedsack
Edited by Ernest B. Schoedsack
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • June 1929 (1929-06)
Running time
80 min
Country United States
Language English

The Four Feathers is a 1929 American war film directed by Merian C. Cooper and starring Fay Wray.[1] The picture has the distinction of being one of the last major Hollywood pictures of the silent era. It was also released by Paramount Pictures in a version with a Movietone soundtrack with music and sound effects only.[2] The film is the third of numerous film versions of the 1902 novel The Four Feathers written by A. E. W. Mason, and the cast features Richard Arlen, Clive Brook, William Powell and Noah Beery, Sr.



The film is recognized by American Film Institute in these lists:


  1. Hall, Mordaunt. "New York Times: The Four Feathers". NY Times. Retrieved July 22, 2008.
  2. IMDB entry
  3. "AFI's 100 Years...100 Cheers Nominees" (PDF). Retrieved August 14, 2016.
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