Four Men and a Prayer (1938) - Rotten Tomatoes

Four Men and a Prayer1938

Four Men and a Prayer (1938)




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This saga spans the globe as the three young heroes search for the man who killed their much-admired, beloved father, a cashiered officer who was wrongly dishonorably discharged before he was murdered. Their quest takes them from India to South America, London, Egypt, and the U.S. As the progress, they begin to discover the disturbing truth about the murder of the father they idolized.


George Sanders
as Wyatt Leigh
David Niven
as Christopher Leigh
Richard Greene
as Geoff Leigh
William Henry
as Rodney Leigh
Loretta Young
as Lynn Cherrington
C. Aubrey Smith
as Col. Loring Leigh
J. Edward Bromberg
as Gen. Torres
Alan Hale
as Furnoy
John Carradine
as Gen. Adolfo Arturo Sebastian
Reginald Denny
as Douglas Loveland
Berton Churchill
as Martin Cherrington
Claude King
as Gen. Bryce
John Sutton
as Capt. Drake
Frank Baker
as Defense Attorney
Frank Dawson
as Mullins
William Stack
as Prosecuting Attorney
Harry Hayden
as Cherrington's secretary
Will Stanton
as Cockney
Lionel Pape
as Coroner
Brandon Hurst
as Jury foreman
Selmar Jackson
as Yacht Captain
Selmer Jackson
as Yacht Captain
Barbara Denny
as Telephone Operator
Ruth Clifford
as Telephone Operator
George Regas
as Egyptian Policeman
Francisco Maran
as Egyptian Policeman
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Critic Reviews for Four Men and a Prayer

All Critics (6)

The anti-War episodes supply an undercurrent of real conviction without which the film might have seemed a pretty old story and very shallow.

October 24, 2019 | Full Review…

There are startling shots of revolution and sudden death, but the story is confused and jumpy.

October 9, 2019 | Full Review…

A wildly enjoyable minor Ford work, loaded with all manner of Ford touches, and one truly disturbing sequence that seems to come out of nowhere.

August 13, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

In Four Men and a Prayer, director John Ford doesn't have one

April 9, 2009 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Odd drama, with some powerful anti-war scenes attacking the arms trade.

August 7, 2008 | Full Review…

The story is better presented than it deserves by a cast that is charming and a director who has a talent for eliciting snappy action scenes.

January 22, 2008 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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