||William Powell (left), Ralph Forbes, Ronald Colman, Neil Hamilton and Noah Beery.
Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
Color/B&W : Eleven reels / 10,600 feet
Directed by Herbert Brenon
Cast: Ronald Colman [Michael ‘Beau’ Geste], Neil Hamilton [Digby Geste], Ralph Forbes [John Geste], Alice Joyce [Lady Brandon], Mary Brian [Isabel], Noah Beery (Sr.) [Sergeant Lejaune], Norman Trevor [Major de Beaujolais], William Powell [Boldini], George Rigas [Maris], Bernard Siegel [Schwartz], Victor McLaglen [Hank], Donald Stuart [Buddy], Paul McAllister [St. André], Redmond Finlay [Cordère], Ram Singh [Prince Ram Singh], Maurice Murphy [Beau Geste, as a boy], Philippe de Lacy [Digby Geste, as a boy], Mickey McBan [John Geste, as a boy], Betsy Ann Hisle [Isabel, as a girl]
Famous Players-Lasky Corporation production; distributed by Paramount Pictures Corporation. / Produced by Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky. Scenario by Paul Schofield, from the adaptation by John Russell and Herbert Brenon of the novel Beau Geste by Percival Christopher Wren. Production superintendent (production manager), Frank Blount. Art direction by Julian Boone Fleming. Assistant director, Ray Lissner. Cinematography by J. Roy Hunt. Editing supervised by Julian Johnson. Music score by Hugo Riesenfeld. Presented by Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky. / Released 1 August 1926. New York showing, 25 August 1926 at Criterion Theatre in New York, New York. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. Technicolor two-strip color process sequences. / Powell’s 17th film.
Survival status: Print exists [16mm reduction positive].
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: Color cinematography - Death: Suicide - Deserts - Foreign Legion
Listing updated: 4 March 2011.
References: Baer-Film p. 20; Basten-Technicolor p. 169; Best-Those p. 56; Brownlow-Parade p. 296; Everson-American pp. 145, 283; Geduld-Birth p. 146; Jewell-RKO pp. 24, 33; Kerr-Silent pp. 8, 31; Lahue-Collecting pp. 39, 62; Lahue-Gentlemen p. 62; Limbacher-Feature p. 18; Maltin-Guide p. 85; Paris-Brooks pp. 97, 177; Quirk-Colman pp. 9, 15, 17, 53, 93, 95, 96, 97-100, 101, 179, 180; Quirk-Powell pp. 11, 21, 64-66; Shipman-Cinema pp. 90, 92; Smith-Colman pp. 8, 32-33, 34, 52, 62-70, 91, 129, 141, 166, 169, 173, 174, 221, 294; Sweeney-Coming p. 100; Vermilye-Twenties p. 151 : AmerCine-199510 pp. 98, 99 : with additional information provided by Drina Mohacsi.
Home video: DVD.