The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse

Rex Ingram (director)
Vincente Basco Ibanez (novel)
June Mathis (screenwriter)
Rudolph Valentino, Alice Terry, Josef Swickard, Wallace Berry (starring)

US: Metro Pictures Corporation, 1921. Vintage photograph from the 1921 film. With a mimeo snipe on the verso.

Based on the 1916 anti-war novel by Vincent Basco Ibanez, about a French and German family on both sides of World War I. Along with "The Sheik" later the same year, the film the catapulted Rudolph Valentino to stardom and helped create his "Great Lover" image. The film also launched the career of director Rex Ingram, made screenwriter June Mathis one of the most powerful woman in Hollywood, inspired a tango craze, and was the first to gross over $1,000,000 at the box office.

10 x 8 inches. Very Good plus, with a partial and faint studio stamp on the recto, light soil and edgewear.

National Film Registry.

[Book #143526]