~Beau Geste~
1926
~Ronald Colman, Ralph Forbes, Ronald Colman, Neil Hamilton
& Digby Geste~
~Ralph Forbes, Ronald Colman & Neil Hamilton~
~Ralph Forbes, Ronald Coleman & Neil Hamilton~
~Ralph Forbes & Ronald Colman~
~Plot 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 (Ronald Colman) overhears his aunt, Lady Brandon (Alice
Joyce), telling of a sapphire heirloom, replaced by an imitation. When the gem disappears, Beau, Digby
(Neil Hamilton), and John (Ralph Forbes)--the three brothers--disappear, each leaving a note assuming
the guilt. They join the Foreign Legion, Beau and John serving under brutal Sergeant Lejaune (Noah
Beery), 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.  

Plot Synopsis from afi.com
Directed by: Herbert Brenon

Written by:
Herbert Brenon - adaptation
John Russell - adaptation
Paul Schofield

Based on the novel Beau Geste by Percival Christopher Wren (New York,
1925).
~Cast~


Ronald Colman ...Michael 'Beau' Geste
Neil Hamilton ...Digby Geste
Ralph Forbes ...John Geste
Alice Joyce ...Lady Patricia Brandon
Mary Brian ...Isabel
Noah Beery ...Sgt. Lejaune
Norman Trevor ...Maj. de Beaujolais
William Powell ...Boldini
George Regas ...Maris
Bernard Siegel ...Schwartz
Victor McLaglen ...Hank
Donald Stuart ...Buddy
Paul McAllister ...St. Andre
Redmond Finlay ...Cordere
Ram Singh ...Prince Ram Singh
Mickey McBan ...John (younger)
Maurice Murphy ...Beau (younger)
Philippe De Lacy ...Digby (younger)
Betsy Ann Hisle ...Isabel - Younger (uncredited)
Rolfe Sedan ...Minor Role (uncredited)
Louis Van der Ecker ...Legionnaire (uncredited)
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Paramount Pictures

Producer: Jesse L. Lasky
Producer: Adolph Zukor
Producer: William LeBaron
Cinematography by: J. Roy Hunt
Film Editing by: Julian Johnson
Art Direction by: Julian Boone Fleming
Assistant Director: Ray Lissner
Stunts: Cliff Lyons

Length: 10-11 Reels
Runtime: 101 Minutes
Released: August 25, 1926
~925-311: Neil Hamilton~