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The Four Feathers

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(NBC, 1/1/1978, 120 mins). The fifth filming of the adventure classic about a British soldier (Beau Bridges, among an all-English cast) in the 1880s who fights to regain his honor after being given four white feathers, symbols of cowardice. Previously made in 1921, 1929, 1939 and 1956. Olga Lehmann received an Emmy Award nomination for her period costumes.

Production Companies Rosemont Productions, Trident Films. Director Don Sharp. Executive Producer Robert D. Cardona. Producer Norman Rosemont. Teleplay Gerald DiPego. Based on the Novel by A.E.W. Mason. Photography John Coquillon. Music Allyn Ferguson. Editor Eric Boyd-Perkins. Art Director Herbert Westbrook.

Cast Beau Bridges (Harry Feversham), Robert Powell (Jack Durrance), Simon Ward (William Trench), Jane Seymour (Ethne Eustace), Harry Andrews (Gen. David Feversham), David Robb (Thomas Willoughby), Richard Beale (Wembol/valet), Robin Bailey (Colonel Eustace), John Hallam (Sergeant-Major), Julian Barnes (Lieutenant Bradley), Mary Maude (Mrs. Feversham), Frank Gatliff (The Old Major), Robert Flemyng (The Old Colonel), Robert James (John/butler), Alexander Bird (Harry Feversham at age 7), Johnathan Scott-Taylor (Harry Feversham at age 14), Pauline Yates (Army nurse), Neil Hallett (Colonel of North Surreys), Richard Johnson (Abou Fatma), Terry Walsh (Lieutenant Smythe).

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