Four Men and a Prayer

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Four Men and a Prayer
Four Men and a Prayer FilmPoster.jpeg
Film poster
Directed by John Ford
Produced by Kenneth Macgowan
Written by Richard Sherman
Sonya Levien
Walter Ferris
William Faulkner
Based on Four Men and a Prayer
1937 novel
by David Garth
Starring Loretta Young
Richard Greene
Music by Louis Silvers
Cinematography Ernest Palmer
Edited by Louis R. Loeffler
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date
  • April 29, 1938 (1938-04-29)
Running time
85 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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


After a British Army Officer is cashiered in India following accusations of dereliction of duty, he summons his four sons to meet him in their family home in England. He reveals he has been framed, but before he can explain any more he is murdered. The four immediately set out to discover the truth and restore their father's honour. Spreading out across the world to Argentina and India they gather the evidence that shows that their father was a victim of a major arms dealer and triumph over him in a final confrontation in the Egyptian city of Alexandria. Returning home they are able to present evidence that clears their father's name.




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

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