Beau Geste


1h 45m 1926

Brief Synopsis

Michael "Beau" Geste leaves England in disgrace and joins the infamous French Foreign Legion. He is reunited with his two brothers in North Africa, where they face greater danger from their own sadistic commander than from the rebellious Arabs.

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Film Details

Release Date
Aug 1, 1926
Premiere Information
New York opening: 25 Aug 1926
Production Company
Famous Players--Lasky
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Beau Geste by Percival Christopher Wren (New York, 1925).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White, Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
10,600ft (10-11 reels)

Synopsis

A relief detachment of the French Foreign Legion arrives at a remote fort in the African desert to find the garrison manned by a force of dead men. After a major finds an adjutant's body pierced by a French bayonet near a dead legionnaire, an Arab attack begins. The bodies then disappear and the story shifts to England: As a boy, Michael "Beau" Geste overhears his aunt, Lady Brandon, telling of a sapphire heirloom, replaced by an imitation. When the gem disappears, Beau, Digby, and John--the three brothers--disappear, each leaving a note assuming the guilt. They join the Foreign Legion, Beau and John serving under brutal Sergeant Lejaune, and Digby, as trumpeter at another post. The men revolt against Lejaune's cruelty, and he determines to get the jewel Beau is rumored to carry, but the garrison is attacked by Arabs and Beau is killed. John revenges his brother by killing Lejaune, and Digby provides Beau with a Viking funeral. Digby also is killed, and John returns home to Isobel, his fiancée.

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Beau Geste (1926) - Behind-the-Scenes Still
Here is a photo taken behind-the-scenes during production of Paramount's Beau Geste (1926).

Film Details

Release Date
Aug 1, 1926
Premiere Information
New York opening: 25 Aug 1926
Production Company
Famous Players--Lasky
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Beau Geste by Percival Christopher Wren (New York, 1925).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White, Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
10,600ft (10-11 reels)

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1926

Released in United States March 1977

Released in United States 1926

Released in United States March 1977 (Shown at FILMEX: Los Angeles International Film Exposition (Special Programs) March 9-27, 1977.)