The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Los Cuatro Jinetes del Apocalipsis) is a 1921 silent movie produced and directed by Rex Ingram. It was adapted to cinema by June Mathis from the book by Vicente Blasco Ibanez. It starred Rudolph Valentino, Pomeroy Cannon, Josef Swickard and Alice Terry.
In The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Valentino is sensational as the tango dancer and womanizer Julio.
Scene of Rudolph Valentino dancing tango
Rudolph Valentino (May 6, 1895 – August 23, 1926) was an Italian actor. His nickname was "The Great Latin Lover”. He was born in Castellaneta, Italy, to a middle-class family, the same year (1895) as the invention of the cinema.
At age 17, he moved to Paris and the following year he emigrated to New York, supporting himself, among other occupations, as a gardener, dishwasher, and tango dancer.
Rodolfo Valentino's star potential was realized by screenwriter June Mathis, who convinced director Rex Ingram to cast the actor in the role of Julio in The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse, grim tale of two cousins fighting on opposite sides during First World War.