Wednesday, August 12

Showtime: 7:30 PM

Chautauqua Auditorium

$12.00 ($6.00 Concert Member & children under 12)

The “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” had a huge cultural impact when first released in 1921, becoming the top-grossing film of the year, beating out Charlie Chaplin’s “The Kid.” The film turned then little-known Rudolph Valentino into a superstar.

A wealthy Argentine patriarch has a German son-in-law whom he dislikes and a French one whose family he openly favors. He is particularly fond of his grandson Julio (Valentino). When the patriarch dies, the extended family breaks up, one half returning to Germany and the other to France. In Paris, Julio has an affair with a married woman, and when her husband finds out, he prepares to file for divorce but before he can finalize it, WWI begins and the families fight one another on the battlefield.

Total running time: 132 minutes