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Four Feathers, The (1939)
The Four Feathers is a 1939 feature film adaptation of A. E. W. Mason's 1902 novel of the same name. The film stars John Clements, Ralph Richardson, C. Aubrey Smith, and June Duprez. The production involved all three Korda brothers; Alexander as the producer, Zoltan as director, and Vincent in design. While it was the fourth of what would eventually be seven adaptations of The Four Feathers, the 1939 production is considered the definitive version. It was the only production to actually film in what was then Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, and many of the scenes were recycled for a 1955 low-budget shot-for-shot remake, Storm Over the Nile, which was directed by Terence Young (later famous for his James Bond movies) and produced by Zoltan Korda. Footage from the 1939 version were also reused for a 1977 television adaptation and the 1964 film East of Sudan.
The following weapons were used in the film The Four Feathers:
Webley Mk V
The only handgun seen in the film is a Webley Mk V. Harry Faversham (John Clements) is seen with what is probably his former service weapon, while Captain John Durrance (Ralph Richardson) is seen using his in battle.
British troops and some of the Mahdists are armed with Magazine Lee-Enfield rifles, which would've been correct for the time period. Some of them appear to be Charger Loading Lee-Enfields.
Short Magazine Lee-Enfield
Some of the Egyptian troops and Mahdists are armed with Short Magazine Lee-Enfield rifles. These are anachronistic.
Lee-Enfield Cavalry Carbine
At least one Mahdist is seen armed with a Lee-Enfield Cavalry Carbine. It may just be a stunt prop.
Some of the Mahdists are seen with a Lee-Speed Sporter.
Remington Rolling Block
Mahdists are seen armed with Remington Rolling Block rifles.
A former gunboat, the Melik, a real veteran of the conquest of Sudan, is seen in the movie. In 1926, the Melik was decommissioned and served as the clubhouse of the Blue Nile Sailing Club at Khartoum, so she didn't carry any weapons. For the set, the Melik was recommissioned, but it isn't known if the artillery pieces that were installed on the ship were real or mockups (the latter seems more likely).