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Beau Geste (1926)

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... See full summary »

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Herbert Brenon

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Herbert Brenon (adaptation), John Russell (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ronald Colman ... Michael 'Beau' Geste
Neil Hamilton ... Digby Geste
Ralph Forbes ... John Geste
Alice Joyce ... Lady Patricia Brandon
Mary Brian ... Isabel Rivers
Noah Beery ... Sgt. Lejaune
Norman Trevor ... Maj. de Beaujolais
William Powell ... Boldini
George Regas ... Maris
Bernard Siegel ... Schwartz
Victor McLaglen ... Hank
Donald Stuart Donald Stuart ... Buddy
Paul McAllister Paul McAllister ... St. Andre
Redmond Finlay Redmond Finlay ... Cordere
Bhogwan Singh ... Prince Ram Singh (as Ram Singh)
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Storyline

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. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Hard lives, quick deaths, undying love!

Genres:

Action | Adventure | Drama | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 1926 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blutsbrüderschaft See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,708,926, 31 December 1927
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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This film was accompanied by Buster's Dark Mystery (1927) and an installment of Perils of the Jungle (1927) during its release in St. Petersburg, Florida, in February, 1927. See more »

Alternate Versions

A VHS version in Argentina seems to have been lifted from a worn, but acceptable, 16mm print. This print features organ music accompaniment and the editors added Spanish language subtitles. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Beau Hunks (1931) See more »

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A Film With Bookends
30 May 2007 | by MaleejandraSee all my reviews

Beau Geste begins at the end when a group from the French Foreign Legion find a post in the desert guarded by dead bodies which soon go up in smoke mysteriously. Flash to the childhood of some of the soldiers. Three little boys and one girl stage a viking funeral while playing war with toy boats. We see them grow up into fine young men (Ronald Colman, Neil Hamilon, and Ralph Forbes) and women (Mary Brian) who are as close as can be. Then, crisis when a family jewel is stolen and one of the boys is guilty of the crime. To avoid shame, they all enlist in the Foreign Legion, a childhood dream realized. There, they find that service is filled with tough sergeants (Noah Beery) and criminals (William Powell).

None of the characters have quite enough time to become quite endearing as individuals, but the mysteriousness of the opener makes the film enjoyable to watch. However, audiences are greeted with many familiar and competent actors. Don't worry though; the ending is very satisfying.


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