The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (film)

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The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is a 1921 American silent epic war film produced by Metro Pictures Corporation and directed by Rex Ingram.wikipedia
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June Mathis

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Based on the Spanish novel The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, it was adapted for the screen by June Mathis.
Mathis is best remembered for discovering Rudolph Valentino and writing such films as The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921) and Blood and Sand (1922).

Rudolph Valentino

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The film stars Pomeroy Cannon, Josef Swickard, Bridgetta Clark, Rudolph Valentino, Wallace Beery, and Alice Terry. Mathis had seen a young actor named Rudolph Valentino in a bit part of a Clara Kimball Young film, Eyes of Youth, in 1919.
Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina d'Antonguella (May 6, 1895 – August 23, 1926), professionally known as Rudolph Valentino, was an Italian American actor who starred in several well-known silent films including The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, The Sheik, Blood and Sand, The Eagle, and The Son of the Sheik.

Josef Swickard

The film stars Pomeroy Cannon, Josef Swickard, Bridgetta Clark, Rudolph Valentino, Wallace Beery, and Alice Terry.
Modern audiences are perhaps most familiar with his role of Marcelo Desnoyers, the well-intentioned but impractical French upper class father in Rex Ingram's 1921 film The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Rex Ingram (director)

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The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is a 1921 American silent epic war film produced by Metro Pictures Corporation and directed by Rex Ingram.
Mathis and Ingram would go on to make four films together, Hearts are Trump, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, The Conquering Power, and Turn to the Right.

Alice Terry

The film stars Pomeroy Cannon, Josef Swickard, Bridgetta Clark, Rudolph Valentino, Wallace Beery, and Alice Terry.
Alice wore the blonde wig again in her most acclaimed role as "Marguerite" in film The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921), and kept the wig for any future roles.

The Kid (1921 film)

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Often regarded as one of the first true anti-war films, it had a huge cultural impact and became the top-grossing film of 1921, beating out Charlie Chaplin's The Kid.
This was Chaplin's first full-length film as a director (he had been a co-star in 1914's Tillie's Punctured Romance). It was a huge success, and was the second-highest-grossing film in 1921, behind The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Wallace Beery

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The film stars Pomeroy Cannon, Josef Swickard, Bridgetta Clark, Rudolph Valentino, Wallace Beery, and Alice Terry.
Beery had a supporting part in The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1920) with Rudolph Valentino.

National Film Registry

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In 1995, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Bridgetta Clark

The film stars Pomeroy Cannon, Josef Swickard, Bridgetta Clark, Rudolph Valentino, Wallace Beery, and Alice Terry.
Clark's first film was arguably her best known role, a supporting role opposite Rudolph Valentino and Alice Terry in the 1921 epic film The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

John St. Polis

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In all of his early roles, the actor is billed as John Sainpolis. His best-known performances are as Etienne Laurier in The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921), and as Comte Phillipe de Chagny in The Phantom of the Opera (1925).

Arthur Hoyt

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From that time until 1944, not a year passed without a film being released that Hoyt had acted in – and frequently a number of them, up to a dozen or so. Hoyt had large roles in such silent films as The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921), Souls for Sale (1923), and The Lost World (1925).

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (novel)

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Based on the Spanish novel The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, it was adapted for the screen by June Mathis.
The novel was made into a Hollywood film in 1921, starring Rudolf Valentino, and again in 1962.

Tango

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In one of these bars, the movie's famous tango sequence occurs.
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921), starring Rudolph Valentino and Alice Terry, directed by Rex Ingram.

Alan Hale Sr.

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Alan Hale as Karl von Hartrott
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921) as Karl von Hartrott

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

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He then points to the sky and shows Marcelo the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse riding away into the clouds.
Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, in his 1916 novel The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (filmed in 1921 and in 1962), provides an early example of this interpretation, writing "The horseman on the white horse was clad in a showy and barbarous attire. [...] While his horse continued galloping, he was bending his bow in order to spread pestilence abroad. At his back swung the brass quiver filled with poisoned arrows, containing the germs of all diseases."

Eyes of Youth

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Mathis had seen a young actor named Rudolph Valentino in a bit part of a Clara Kimball Young film, Eyes of Youth, in 1919.
This film is often credited as the vehicle that led Valentino to be cast in The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse (1921).

Edward Connelly

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Edward Connelly as Lodgekeeper
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)

List of anti-war films

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Often regarded as one of the first true anti-war films, it had a huge cultural impact and became the top-grossing film of 1921, beating out Charlie Chaplin's The Kid.

The Isle of Love

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He also worked on a picture with Julian Eltinge and Virginia Rappe that would eventually become The Isle of Love.
In 1922, after Valentino rose to fame with The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and Virginia Rappe had died in what became a scandal, the film was released once again under the title The Isle of Love.

John F. Seitz

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In 1916 during the silent era he established himself, achieving great successes with the Rudolph Valentino film, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921).

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (film)

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*The film was remade as The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1962), with the setting changed to World War II.
It is loosely based on the novel by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, which had been filmed in 1921 with Rudolph Valentino.

Louis F. Gottschalk

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Other major films for which he contributed scores include The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, The Three Musketeers, Little Lord Fauntleroy (all 1921), and Romola (1924).