Beau Sabreur

Beau Sabreur is a 1928 American silent romantic adventure film directed by John Waters and starring Gary Cooper and Evelyn Brent.[1] 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.[1] 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.[2][3]

Beau Sabreur
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Directed byJohn Waters
Produced by
Written byJulian Johnson (intertitles)
Story byThomas J. Geraghty
Based onBeau Sabreur
by P. C. Wren
CinematographyC. Edgar Schoenbaum
Edited byRose Lowenger
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • January 7, 1928 (1928-01-07) (USA)
Running time
7 reels (6,704 ft)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (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.



Beau Sabreur was filmed on location in Guadalupe, California, in Red Rock Canyon State Park in Cantil, California, and in Yuma, Arizona.[4]


  1. "Beau Sabreur (1928)". The New York Times. Retrieved September 16, 2012.
  2. "Progressive Silent Film List: Beau Sabreur". Retrieved September 16, 2012.
  3. Beau Sabreur at; Lost Films Wanted(Wayback Machine)
  4. "Locations for Beau Sabreur". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved September 16, 2012.
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