Oscar Movies: Four Feathers (1939)–Directed by Zoltan Korda

This handsome film was produced by Alexander Korda, directed by his brother Zoltan, and designed by his other brother Vincent.

John Clements id declared a coward and thus given the feathers as a symbol of cowardice, when he decides not to fight the Sudan war.  Later on, however, he disguises himself as a native and redeem himself by saving his blind fighter (played by Ralph Richardson).

The tale has been filmed as a silent in 1921, then remade in 1929 by producer David O. Selznick, then remake again by Zoltan Korda in 1955, under the title of “Storm Over the Nile”(using footage from the 1939 production).

Oscar Nominations: 1

Cinematography (color): Georges Perinal and Osmond Borradale

Oscar Awards: None

 Oscar Context:

The winners of the Cinematography Oscar were Ernest Haller and Ray Rennahan for “Gone With the Wind.”