17th October 1926
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‘The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse’ was originally released in the USA in 1921 and was the first starring role for Rudolph Valentino. Alice Terry, who co-starred, was married to the director of the film, Rex Ingram. The bitterness towards Germany left by the war to end all wars is obvious in the review written only 5 years after the Armistice.
Phonofilm was an early invention for recording sound onto film, but was not as successful as the synchronised disc systems that were also being tried out at the time. Both were superseded by the improved sound-on-film systems of the late 1920’s and the rest is history, as they say.