Beverly Hills, CA . The 1926 Photoplay Magazine Medal of Honor winner .Beau Geste. will be the next film screened in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. .Summer of Silents. series on Monday, July 25, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The evening will feature live musical accompaniment by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra.
Ronald Colman and William Powell starred in this first film version of Percival Christopher Wren.s classic adventure novel about three brothers who join the French Foreign Legion to protect their family.s honor. Film historian Frank Thompson will introduce the feature.
At 7 p.m., .Saturday Afternoon. (1926), starring Harry Langdon, will be screened as part of the evening.s pre-show festivities.
The Medal of Honor, the first significant annual film award, pre-dating the establishment of the Oscars®, was voted by the readers of Photoplay Magazine