The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)

AN EPIC OF REALISM With its great scenes of Argentine-its intimate views of Parisian life-its titanic battle scenes-its massive settings-its tremendous realism-its faithful reproduction of the vital story-its mighty drama-its soul stirring romance.

  • Genre: War, Romance, Drama
  • Release Date: 1921-03-06
  • User Rating: 6.8/10 from 41 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 36min
  • Language: No Language
  • Production Company: Metro Pictures Corporation
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Rex Ingram
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Set in the years before and during World War I, this epic tale tells the story of a rich Argentine family, one of its two descending branches being half of French heritage, the other being half German. Following the death of the family patriarch, the man's two daughters and their families resettle to France and Germany, respectively. In time the Great War breaks out, putting members of the family on opposing sides.

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  • Rudolph Valentino

    as Julio Desnoyers
  • Josef Swickard

    as Marcelo Desnoyers
  • Alice Terry

    as Marguerite Laurier
  • Alan Hale

    as Karl von Hartrott
  • Pomeroy Cannon

    as Madariaga
  • Bridgetta Clark

    as Doña Luisa
  • Virginia Warwick

    as Chichí
  • Mabel Van Buren

    as Elena
  • Stuart Holmes

    as Otto von Hartrott
  • John St. Polis

    as Etienne Laurier
  • Mark Fenton

    as Senator Lacour
  • Derek Ghent

    as René Lacour
  • Nigel De Brulier

    as Tchernoff
  • Bowditch M. Turner

    as Argensola
  • Edward Connelly

    as Lodgekeeper
  • Wallace Beery

    as Lieut. Col. von Richthosen
  • Harry Northrup

    as The General
  • Arthur Hoyt

    as Lieutenant Schnitz
  • Xavier Cugat

    as Violinist in Tango Bar Scene (uncredited)
  • Louise Emmons

    as French Mother Bidding Farewell (uncredited)
  • John George

    as Argentine Ranch Resident (uncredited)
  • Jean Hersholt

    as Prof. von Hartrott (uncredited)
  • Noble Johnson

    as Conquest (uncredited)
  • Kathleen Key

    as Georgette (uncredited)
  • Ramon Novarro

    as Guest at Ball (uncredited)
Writing June Mathis Screenplay
Directing Rex Ingram Director
Writing Vicente Blasco Ibáñez Novel
Editing Grant Whytock Editor
Camera John F. Seitz Director of Photography