Storm over the Nile

Storm over the Nile

Zoltan Korda, Terence Young (1955)

102min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Zoltan Korda makes little effort to disguise the fact that this is a remake of his 1939 classic The Four Feathers. The script is the same RC Sherriff, Lajos BirĂ³ and Arthur Wimperis adaptation of AEW Mason's classic adventure novel, while some of the original location footage is also included, distorted to fit the new picture's CinemaScope format. Co-director Terence Young helps bring a touch of pizzazz to the action sequences, yet the story, about an officer who's branded a coward but who subsequently proves to have more pluck than his pals, has dated badly, and the cast seems very aware of the fact.

Summary

A British Army officer resigns his commission on the eve of a campaign in Sudan to be with his fiancee. His comrades accuse him of cowardice, and when he learns his girlfriend thinks the same, he becomes determined to salvage his reputation. Disguised as an Arab, he finally has the chance to redeem himself when his friends are captured in battle. Period adventure based on The Four Feathers, with Laurence Harvey, Anthony Steel, Ronald Lewis and Mary Ure.

Cast & Crew

John Durrance Laurence Harvey
Harry Faversham Anthony Steel
General Burroughs James Robertson-Justice
Dr Sutton Geoffrey Keen
Peter Burroughs Ronald Lewis
Tom Willoughby Ian Carmichael
General Faversham Michael Hordern
Colonel Jack Lambert
Mary Burroughs Mary Ure
Karaga Pasha Christopher Lee
Joe Sam Kydd
Director Zoltan Korda
Director Terence Young
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Available on: Available on video

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