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The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)




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This beautifully filmed silent classic stars Valentino. It is an anti-war story that follows a young man from Argentina to France, where he enlists to fight in WWI. He distinguishes himself, but dies tragically. It is an adaptation of Vicente Blasco Ibanez's novel. It contains the star's legendary tango scene. The story was put on film again in 1962.

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Alice Terry
as Marguerite
Pomeroy Cannon
as Madariaga
Brinsley Shaw
as Celendonio
Jean Hersholt
as Prof. von Hartrott
Wallace Beery
as Lt. Col. von Richthoffen
Bridgetta Clark
as Dona Luisa
Bowditch Turner
as Argensola
Mark Fenton
as Sen. Lacour
Derek Ghent
as Rene Lacour
Stuart Holmes
as Capt. von Hartrott
Henry Klaus
as Heinrich von Hartrott
Edward Connelly
as Lodgekeeper
Georgia Woodthorpe
as Lodgekeeper's Wife
Kathleen Key
as Georgette
Jacques D'Auray
as Capt. d'Aubrey
Curt Rehfeld
as Maj. Blumhordt
Bull Montana
as The French Butler
Isabelle Keith
as The German Woman
Noble Johnson
as Con quest
Arthur Hoyt
as Lieutenant
Claire de Lorez
as Mile. Lucette. the Model
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Critic Reviews for The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

It is a production of many nuances, shadings so artistic and skillful as to intrigue the mind of the spectator.

July 6, 2010 | Full Review…

Although it has a good deal of the wordiness, erratic tempo and illogical emphasis common to screen adaptations of printed stories, it is nevertheless distinguished from many other works of its kind by genuine cinematographic qualities.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…

Rousing, heartbreaking, beautiful, ugly, and full of human activity, some of which sings with insight and emotion, some of which plods.

March 31, 2014 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

It still has a few entertaining moments but it's mostly a real slog to get through.

June 24, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Has not worn well with age.

June 8, 2006 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Valentino became a star of the (gasp!) forbidden Latin lover variety behind his silken performance of an aristocratic letch who's surprised when World War cuts into his lecherous lifestyle. Handsomely filmed with a big roving script, look for the inflammatory, hearts-a-flutter tango scene which soaked many a theater seat in it's day.

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