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  Rudolph Valentino.
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The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
(1921) American
B&W : Eleven reels
Directed by Rex Ingram

Cast: Rudolph Valentino [Julio Desnoyers], Alice Terry [Marguerite Laurier], Pomeroy Cannon [Madariaga, the centaur], Josef Swickard [Marcelo Desnoyers], Brinsley Shaw [Celendonio], Alan Hale [Karl von Hartrott], Bridgetta Clark [Dona Luisa], Mabel Van Buren [Elena], Nigel de Brulier [Tchernoff], Bowditch M. Turner [Argensola], John St. Polis (John Sainpolis) [Etienne Laurier], Mark Fenton [Senator Lacour], Derek Ghent [Rene Lacour], Virginia Warwick [Chichi], Stuart Holmes [Captain von Hartrott], Jean Hersholt [Professor von Hartrott], Henry Klaus [Heinrich von Hartrott], Edward Connelly [lodgekeeper], Georgia Woodthorpe [the lodgekeeper’s wife], Kathleen Key [Georgette], Wallace Beery [Lieutenant-Colonel von Richthofen], Jacques D’Auray [Captain d’Aubrey], Curt Rehfeld [Major Blumhardt], Harry Northrup (Harry S. Northrup) [the count], Claire De Lorez [Mademoiselle Lucille], Bull Montana [butler], Isabel Keith (Isabelle Keith) [German woman], Jacques Lanoe (J. Jiquel Lanoe) [her husband], Noble Johnson [Conquest], Minnie Ha Ha [old nurse], Arthur Hoyt [Lieutenant Schnitz], Mademoiselle Dolores [Mademoiselle Lucette, a model], Beatrice Dominguez [dancer], Claire Delmar, Fred Kelsey, Rex Ingram

Metro Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Metro Pictures Corporation. / Scenario by June Mathis, from the novel Los Cuatros Jinetes del Apocalipsis (The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse) by Vicente Blasco-Ibáñez. Art direction by Joseph Calder and Amos Myers. Assistant director, Walter Mayo. Cinematography by John F. Seitz. Assistant cameraman, Starret Ford and Walter Mayo. Intertitle artwork by Jack W. Robson. Edited by Grant Whytock. Music score by Louis F. Gottschalk. / Released 6 March 1921. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / South American exteriors were taken at the Gilroy Ranch in La Brea, California. The film was rereleased in the USA by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1924.

Drama: World War I.

Survival status: Print exists [35mm positive].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Argentina - Authors: Vicente Blasco-Ibáñez (1867-1928) - France: Paris - Germany - Lawyers - Red Cross - Soldiers - USA: California: La Brea: Gilmore Ranch - War: World War I (28 July 1914-11 November 1918)

Listing updated: 4 July 2012.

References: Film viewing : Baer-Film p. 68; Bardèche-History pp. 285, 289; Bohn-Light pp. xxi, 92, 96; Bondanella-Hollywood pp. 134, 136; Brownlow-Parade pp. 69, 212, 240, 389, 391, 395, 510, 535; Carroll-Matinee pp. 124, 125; Drew-Speaking pp. 140, 262; Eames-MGM p. 10; Edmonds-BigU p. 100; Everson-American pp. 163, 167-168, 208, 323; Fell-History p. 85; FilmYearBook-1923 p. ix; FilmYearBook-1926 p. 13; Higashi-Virgins p. 93; Lahue-Collecting p. 48; Lahue-Gentlemen p. 168; Leish-Cinema p. 56; Leyda-Before p. 72; Limbacher-Feature p. 86; Maltin-Guide pp. 436-437; McIlroy-Ireland p. 158; Paris-Brooks p. 24; Parish-Combat pp. 166, 167-168; Sherwood-Best p. xvii; Shipman-Cinema pp. 72, 75; Sinyard-Silent pp. 64, 67, 90; Sklar-Movie p. 97; Smith-Colman p. 47; Vermilye-Twenties p. 25; Webb-Hollywood p. 77 : ClasIm-224 p. 55; ClasIm-226 p. 40 : Website-IMDb.

Home video: DVD.

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