• Drama
  • Rated: G
  • Director: John Ford
  • Writer: Herman Bing, Philip Klein, I.A.R. Wylie
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Four Sons is a 1928 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 first published in the Saturday Evening Post as "Grandmother Bernle Learns Her Letters" (1926). 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. Though "silent," it was released with a Movietone music and sound effects track. A family is torn apart by the advent of World War I. It was remade in 1940 with the same title, starring Don Ameche and Eugenie Leontovich, and directed by Archie Mayo, although the war was updated to World War II.
  • Drama
  • Rated: G
  • Director: John Ford
  • Writer: Herman Bing, Philip Klein, I.A.R. Wylie

  • Margaret Mann
    James Hall
    Ralph Bushman
    Charles Morton
    George Meeker
    June Collyer
    Earle Foxe
    Albert Gran
    Frank Reicher
    Jack Pennick
    Ferdinand Schumann Heink
    Wendell Phillips Franklin
    August Tollaire
    Hughie Mack
    Ruth Mix

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  • (1928)

  • Drama
  • Rated: G
  • Director: John Ford
  • Writer: Herman Bing, Philip Klein, I.A.R. Wylie

Synopsis

Four Sons is a 1928 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 first published in the Saturday Evening Post as "Grandmother Bernle Learns Her Letters" (1926). 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. Though "silent," it was released with a Movietone music and sound effects track. A family is torn apart by the advent of World War I. It was remade in 1940 with the same title, starring Don Ameche and Eugenie Leontovich, and directed by Archie Mayo, although the war was updated to World War II.

Starring
  • Margaret Mann
    James Hall
    Ralph Bushman
    Charles Morton
    George Meeker
    June Collyer
    Earle Foxe
    Albert Gran
    Frank Reicher
    Jack Pennick
    Ferdinand Schumann Heink
    Wendell Phillips Franklin
    August Tollaire
    Hughie Mack
    Ruth Mix