The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. 1921. USA. Directed by Rex Ingram. Screenplay by June Mathis, based on the novel by Vicente Blasco Ibañez. With Wallace Beery, Alan Hale, Rudolph Valentino. 35mm. Silent, with musical accompaniment. Approx. 137 min.
“Mr. Terry Ramsaye, who recounts entertainingly in A Million and One Nights the circumstances under which The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse came to be made, states that it cost the considerable sum of $640,000 and by the end of 1925 had grossed $4,000,000. It had also established the reputation of its leading man, Rudolph Valentino, who became the idol of a cult that persists years after his death. The scene in The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in which Valentino most effectively registered his remarkable poise and grace was that of the dance in the Argentinian café.”