Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (film)
|The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse|
|Directed by||Vincente Minnelli|
|Written by||John Gay|
Lee J. Cobb
|Music by||André Previn|
|Cinematography||Milton R. Krasner|
|Release dates||February 7, 1962 (Washington D.C.)|
|Running time||153 minutes|
- For the 1921 film version, see The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (film).
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The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse is a 1962 drama film based on the novel by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez. It was directed by Vincente Minnelli and starred Glenn Ford, Ingrid Thulin, Charles Boyer, Lee J. Cobb, Paul Lukas, Yvette Mimieux, Karlheinz Böhm, and Paul Henreid.
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- Glenn Ford: Julio Desnoyers
- Ingrid Thulin: Marguerite Laurier
- Charles Boyer: Marcelo Desnoyers
- Yvette Mimieux: Chi-Chi
- Lee J. Cobb: Madariaga
- Paul Henreid: Etienne Laurier
It was compared very unfavorably to the famous 1921 version, which propelled Rudolph Valentino to superstardom. Ford, with many films behind him, was not the unknown that Valentino was when he appeared in the 1921 film. Ford, 46 years old, also had the disadvantage of trying to reprise a role that Valentino had played when he was 26. Critics also considered Ford severely miscast as a Latin lover, and one who, in their minds, should have been a lot younger.
Minnelli wanted Alain Delon and Romy Schneider for the starring roles, but Schneider declined and the producers were adamant that the male lead be an American star. Ford was paired with an older actress, Ingrid Thulin, making both main roles much older than the book and 1921 film characters, giving more credibility to their relationship than a May–December romance would have. Although Thulin spoke English well, she was dubbed by Angela Lansbury.
André Previn composed the soundtrack score, which Alan and Marilyn Bergman later adapted and wrote lyrics to. The resulting song, "More In Love With You," was recorded by Barbra Streisand for The Movie Album (2003).
- The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
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