Four Sons
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Four Sons
Long though lost, Four Sons reemerged in the 1960s, proving anew that the silent films of director John Ford were every bit as accomplished as his talkies. More "Germanic" in tone and texture than later Ford films, Four Sons is the story of the Bernle family of Bavaria. Mother Bernle (Margaret Mann) dotes upon her four sons Joseph (James Hall), Johann (Charles Morton), Franz (Francis X. Bushman Jr.) and Andres (George Meeker), but is powerless in guiding their destinies. When WW I breaks out, her sons march off to the front: one of the boys fights for the AEF, the others for the… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Well made family chronicle offers a blistering pacifist attack on war."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"This is Ford at his most visually baroque."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"The moving sentimental tale about the horrors of war registered with the public, who made it a smashing box office hit."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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