Four Sons

V'14

Four Sons

John Ford
USA, 1928
99min, eZT

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Four Sons

John Ford
USA, 1928
, 99min, eZT

Cast: 
Margaret Mann
James Hall
Charles Morton
Ralph Bushman
George Meeker
June Collyer
Cast: 
Original short story
«Grandmother Bernle Learns Her Letters» by Ida Alexa Ross Wylie
Screenplay: 
Philip Klein
Camera: 
Charles G. Clarke
George Schneiderman
Editor: 
Margaret V. Clancey
Composer: 
Carli Elinor
Erno Rapee
Costume: 
Kathleen Kay

Production: 
Fox Film Corporation
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

Set in an idyllic german village the mother Bernle lives with her four sons. But mischief is coming among them – a new military commander as the first sign of the upcoming World War I. The village becomes more and more devastated, the mother loses three of her four sons. Only Joseph survived, he fled to America and now tries to bring his mother too. A movie worth seeing, especially for remembering the year 1914.

Introduction: Oliver Hanley
Live piano: Gerhard Gruber