|The climatic depiction of the Battle of Omdurman from Alexander and Zoltan Korda's 1939 production of The Four Feathers.
Filmed on location in England and the Sudan this is generally considered the best film adaptation of A.E.W. Mason's novel.
As little know fact regarding this film is that the soldiers shown on the firing line in this photo were actually members of the 1st Battalion, The East
Surrey Regiment who were stationed in the Sudan during the 1938 filming of The Four Feathers. It has also been mentioned that the "costumes"
there men are wearing were actually British uniforms left over from Kitchener's expedition some 40 year earlier that had been storage in Egypt until
they were reissued for the production of this film. These may be but two of the reasons that this version of A.E.W. Mason's story has yet to be
I believe that this still was from the Classic Films, Inc., 1947 Re-release of the film.
Black and White Production Still
10 Inches x 8 Inches (28cm x 18cm)
London Film Productions