The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse ()

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An extended family split up in France and Germany find themselves on opposing sides of the battlefield during World War I.


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Pomeroy Cannon ...
Julio Madariaga
Marcelo Desnoyers
Bridgetta Clark ...
Doña Luisa Mdariaga Desnoyers
Julio Desnoyers
Virginia Warwick ...
Chichí Desnoyers
Karl von Hartrott
Elena Madariaga von Hartrott
Otto von Hartrott
Etienne Laurier (as John Sainpolis)
Marguerite Laurier
Mark Fenton ...
Senator Lacour
Derek Ghent ...
René Lacour (as Derrick Ghent)
Tchernoff (as Nigel de Brulier)
Bowditch M. Turner ...
Argensola (as Brodwitch Turner)
Lt. Col. von Richthosen
The General
Lt. Schnitz
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Amandares ...
Man Drinking Beer (uncredited)
C.E. Collins ...
Pestilence (uncredited)
Violinist - Tango Bar Scene (uncredited)
Captain d'Aubrey (uncredited)
Claire de Lorez ...
Mademoiselle Lucette - a Model (uncredited)
Flag Bearer (uncredited)
Beatrice Dominguez ...
Dancer (uncredited)
French Mother Bidding Farewell (uncredited)
Ranch Hand in Argentina (uncredited)
Richard Headrick ...
Child (uncredited)
Professor von Hartrott (uncredited)
Conquest (uncredited)
German Woman (uncredited)
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Georgette (uncredited)
Henry Klaus ...
Heinrich von Hartrott (uncredited)
J. Jiquel Lanoe ...
German Woman's Husband (uncredited)
Andy MacLennan ...
Drunkard Hallucinating in Saloon (uncredited)
Minnehaha ...
The Old Nurse (uncredited)
The French Butler (uncredited)
Steve Murphy ...
Drunkard in Saloon (uncredited)
Guest at Ball (uncredited)
Curt Rehfeld ...
Major Blumhardt (uncredited)
Celendonio (uncredited)
Georgia Woodthorpe ...
Lodgekeeper's Wife (uncredited)
Patrick Youch ...
French Soldier in Trenches (uncredited)

Directed by

Rex Ingram

Written by

Vicente Blasco Ibáñez ... (novel "Los cuatro jinetes del Apocalipsis") (as Vicente Blasco Ibañez)
June Mathis ... (written for the screen by)

Produced by

Kevin Brownlow ... producer
David Gill ... producer
Patrick Stanbury ... associate producer

Music by

Carl Davis
Louis F. Gottschalk ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

John F. Seitz ... (photography)

Film Editing by

Grant Whytock ... film editor

Editorial Department

Nick Adams ... telecine engineer
Stan Lane ... color consultant
Michael Peatfield ... on-line editor (as Mike Peatfield)

Art Direction by

Joseph Calder ... (uncredited)
Amos Myers ... (uncredited)

Production Management

Sterrett Ford ... production manager (as Colonel Starrett Ford)
Dave Friedman ... assistant unit manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Walter Mayo ... assistant director

Art Department

Jack W. Robson ... art titles

Sound Department

Mike Fairbairn ... dubbing assistant

Camera and Electrical Department

Hal Mohr ... assistant camera
Arthur F. Rice ... still photographer (uncredited)
Cliff Shirpser ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Jack Wagner ... second unit: camera (uncredited)

Music Department

Richard Bradford ... music recordist
Carl Davis ... music conductor: Radio-Télé-Luxembourg Symphony Orchestra
Philippe Koch ... leader: Radio-Télé-Luxembourg Symphony Orchestra

Additional Crew

Joseph Calder ... technical staff
Rex Ingram ... supervisor
Amos Myers ... technical staff
Penelope Read ... production assistant
Lynne Wake ... production secretary
Roger Heman Sr. ... production assistant (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Plot Summary

Julio Madariaga is the Argentine patriarch of a wealthy family. He has two daughters, the elder wed to a Frenchman and the other to a German. He prefers the Frenchman and his family, especially his grandson Julio, causing jealousy from the German and his three sons. When Madariaga dies, the family splits up, each son-in-law returning to his own country. The Frenchman and his own move to Paris, where Julio becomes an artist and has an affair with an unhappily married woman, lovely Marguerite Laurier. Her husband finds out, but before he can finalize a divorce, World War One rears its head and both sides of the family will endure great suffering in the conflict, especially since they must fight one another on the battlefield. Written by cupcakes

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Taglines The triumphant return of Rex Ingram's The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse with Rudolph Valentino. (Newspaper ad cut, 1926 reissue). See more »
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Also Known As
  • Les Quatre Cavaliers de l'Apocalypse (France)
  • Die vier Reiter der Apokalypse (Germany)
  • Los cuatro jinetes del apocalipsis (Spain)
  • Чотири вершники Апокаліпсису (Ukraine)
  • Os Quatro Cavaleiros do Apocalipse (Brazil)
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  • 150 min
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Budget $800,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

Trivia Rudolph Valentino signed onto the film for $350 a week, less than Wallace Beery earned for his small role as a German officer. Metro provided Valentino only with his Argentine gaucho costume and his French soldier's uniform. For the Parisian sequence Valentino purchased more than 25 custom-fitted suits from a New York tailor, which he spent the next year paying for. See more »
Goofs The same shot of a cat clawing at a small poodle while sitting on top of a piano is used two different times. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Movies March On (1939). See more »
Soundtracks Apocalypse Theme See more »
Quotes [last lines]
Tchernoff: Peace has come - but the Four Horsemen will still ravage humanity - stirring unrest in the world - until all hatred is dead and only love reigns in the heart of mankind.
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