Beau Sabreur is a 1928 American silent romantic adventure film directed by John Waters and starring Gary Cooper and Evelyn Brent. Based on the novel Beau Sabreur by P. C. Wren, who also wrote the novel Beau Geste, the film is about a desert-bound member of the French Foreign Legion who exposes a betrayer to the Legion and is then sent on a mission among the Arabs to conclude the signing of a crucial peace treaty. Produced by Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation and distributed by Paramount Pictures, only a trailer exists of this film today. The released feature version is a lost film.
|Directed by||John Waters|
|Written by||Julian Johnson (intertitles)|
|Story by||Thomas J. Geraghty|
|Based on||Beau Sabreur|
by P. C. Wren
|Cinematography||C. Edgar Schoenbaum|
|Edited by||Rose Lowenger|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|7 reels (6,704 ft)|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
In the original novel the lead character Major Henri de Beaujolais is an officer of spahis (Algerian colonial cavalry of the French Army) and has no connection with the better known Foreign Legion. In all surviving stills of Beau Sabreur Gary Cooper is shown wearing the distinctive spahi uniform and it is not clear whether the lost film was intended to be a Foreign Legion epic.
- Gary Cooper as Major Henri de Beaujolais
- Evelyn Brent as Mary Vanbrugh
- Noah Beery as Sheikh El Hammel
- William Powell as Becque
- Roscoe Karns as Buddy
- Mitchell Lewis as Suleman the Strong
- Arnold Kent as Raoul de Redon
- Raoul Paoli as Dufour
- Joan Standing as Maudie
- Frank Reicher as General de Beaujolais
- Oscar Smith as Djikki
- H.J. Utterhore (uncredited)
- Alberto Morin (uncredited)
- "Beau Sabreur (1928)". The New York Times. Retrieved September 16, 2012.
- "Progressive Silent Film List: Beau Sabreur". silentera.com. Retrieved September 16, 2012.
- Beau Sabreur at TheGreatStars.com; Lost Films Wanted(Wayback Machine)
- "Locations for Beau Sabreur". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved September 16, 2012.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Beau Sabreur.|
- Beau Sabreur on IMDb
- Beau Sabreur at the TCM Movie Database
- Synopsis at AllMovie
- Beau Sabreur at Virtual History
- Beau Sabreur surviving trailer on YouTube
- Beau Sabreur original novel at Project Gutenberg
- Stills at silenthollywood.com