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Four Sons

Original 1928 Film Poster
Directed by John Ford
Produced by John Ford
William Fox
Written by Philip Klein
I. A. R. Wylie
Starring Margaret Mann
James Hall
Charles Morton
Ralph Bushman
George Meeker
Cinematography Charles G. Clarke
George Schneiderman
Editing by Margaret Clancey
Distributed by Fox Film Corporation
Release date(s) United States February 12, 1928
Running time 100 min.
Country US
Language silent film
English intertitles

Four Sons (1928) is a silent drama film directed and produced by John Ford and written for the screen by Philip Klein from a story by I. A. R. Wylie. It is one of only a handful of survivors out of the more than fifty silent films that Ford directed between 1917 and 1928. It starred Margaret Mann, James Hall, and Charles Morton. The film is also notable for the presence of the young John Wayne in an uncredited role as an Officer.



Mother Bernle is a widow in Bavaria with four sons: Franz, Johann, Andreas and Joseph.

Joseph receives a job offer from the United States, and he is given money to travel there by his mother.

The First World War is heating up. Franz, who is already serving in the German army, is joined by Johann and Andreas.

In America, Joseph has married and is running a delicatessen. when America enters the war, Joseph enlists to fight for the American side. This causes problems for Mother Bernle, who is shunned in her village.



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