Beau Geste (1939 Paramount, Gary Cooper, Ray Milland

Poster for the movie "Beau Geste"
112 min - Adventure, Drama, War - 24 July 1939
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Beau Geaste is an oft-remade adventure tale tells the story of three brothers who "confess" to stealing a rare gem in order to save the female culprit. The brothers in arms battle the elements and their enemies to live long enough to clear the family name. The haunting opening sequence is one of the most famous in film.

For Beau Geste, the sweeping desert vistas near Yuma, Arizona, (previously utilized for the 1926 version of P.C. Wren's story) stood in for the sands of North Africa.

Academy Award Nominations: Best Supporting Actor: Brian Donlevy; Best Interior Decoration.

Director:  William A. Wellman
Writers:  Robert Carson
Original Author:  P.C. Wren

Producer:  William A. Wellman
Composer:  Alfred Newman
Director of Photography:  Archie Stout, Theodor Sparkuhl


Production Details

Production Companies:  Paramount Pictures

Release Date:  24 July 1939

Running Time:  1 h 52 min

Genres: Adventure, Drama, War

Language:  English


Budget and Box Office takings where known

Budget:  $112