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Four Men and a Prayer

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Four Men and a Prayer
Film poster
Directed byJohn Ford
Written byRichard Sherman
Sonya Levien
Walter Ferris
William Faulkner (uncredited)
Screenplay byRichard Sherman
Sonya Levien
Walter Ferris
Based onFour Men and a Prayer
1937 novel
by David Garth (1908-1983)
Produced byKenneth Macgowan
StarringLoretta Young
Richard Greene
George Sanders
David Niven
C. Aubrey Smith
William Henry
CinematographyErnest Palmer
Edited byLouis R. Loeffler
Music byLouis Silvers
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • April 29, 1938 (1938-04-29)
Running time
85 minutes
CountryUnited States

Four Men and a Prayer is a 1938 American adventure film directed by John Ford and starring Loretta Young, Richard Greene, George Sanders and David Niven.

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After Loring Leigh (C. Aubrey Smith), a British Army Officer, is cashiered in India following accusations of dereliction of duty, he summons his four sons Geoffrey (Richard Greene), Wyatt (George Sanders), Christopher (David Niven), and Rodney (William Henry) to meet him in their family home. Leigh reveals he has been framed, but before he can explain any more he is murdered. With what little they know, the four boys immediately set out to discover the truth. The boys split up and travel to South America, India, and Egypt to gather evidence and restore their father's honour. During their travels, Geoffrey's girlfriend, Lynn (Loretta Young), continuously appears in the same locations as Geoffrey and his brother, Christopher.

First, Geoffrey and Christopher encounter Lynn in Buenos Aires where they witness a mass murder of townspeople that were in a war with the government, while Wyatt and Rodney are in India.

Later, Geoffrey and Christopher run into Lynn in Alexandria while they are reuniting with Wyatt and Rodney to confront Lynn's father, Martin Cherrington (Berton Churchill) who they believe is the person responsible for their father's death. Then they discover that Lynn had no idea of the situation and was not on her father's side about his contribution to being a major arms dealer, but it is also discovered that her father had no part in the death of the boys' father.

Once they discover that Furnoy (Alan Hale) is responsible for Leigh's murder, the four boys journey back home to present the evidence that their father was innocent.



The response to Four Men and a Prayer was mixed.

The New York Times' Frank Nugent enjoyed the film. In his May 7, 1938 review, he describes the film as “A globetrotting, melodrama , a beau-gestive piece directed by John Ford, who loves to stab the murk with a revolver spat. It has been energetically told, compactly presented, and can be relied upon to keep the Roxy pleasantly occupied… the players are uniformly in excellent fettle…”[1]

Mae Tinee from the Chicago Daily Tribune observes "there's nothing like a good melodrama for grinding new grooves in the old thinking machine, and Four Men and a Prayer is a right pert groove grinder."[2]

However, Variety says the film "starts out as exciting melodrama, promising interesting romantic and adventurous...finishes as a piece of disappointing entertainment."[3]

The film has a 50% rating on Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer, based on 6 reviews. [4]


  1. ^ "THE SCREEN; In Melodramatic Vein Is Four Men and a Prayer' at the Roxy--Lonely White Sail' Opens at Cameo At the Cameo At the Teatro Hispano At the 86th St. Garden Theatre At the Modern Playhouse". The New York Times. Retrieved October 25, 2023.
  2. ^ Tinee, Mae. "'Four Men and a Prayer' Tops in Melodrama: "FOUR MEN AND A PRAYER."." Chicago Daily Tribune (1923-1963), May 14, 1938, p. 13.
  3. ^ Flin. "Film Reviews: Four Men and a Prayer." Variety (Archive: 1905-2000) Apr 27 1938: 22.
  4. ^ "Four Men and a Prayer - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes". Retrieved October 25, 2023.


  • Eyman, Scott. Print the Legend: The Life and Times of John Ford. Simon and Schuster, 2012.

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