The Foreign Legion

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The Foreign Legion
The Foreign Legion.jpg
Directed byEdward Sloman
Written byJack Jarmuth
Charles Kenyon
Based onThe Red Mirage
by I.A.R. Wylie
StarringNorman Kerry
Lewis Stone
Mary Nolan
CinematographyJackson Rose
Edited byTed J. Kent
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • June 23, 1928 (1928-06-23)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

The Foreign Legion is a 1928 American silent adventure film directed by Edward Sloman and starring Norman Kerry, Lewis Stone, and Mary Nolan. The film is based on the 1913 novel The Red Mirage by I.A.R. Wylie.[1] It was one of several Foreign Legion-themed films produced in the wake of the successful 1926 film Beau Geste. The production cost around $250,000, but was the subject of diplomatic protests from French authorities due to its depiction of brutality.[2]



  1. ^ Progressive Silent Film List: The Foreign Legion at
  2. ^ Schatz p.203


  • Schatz, Thomas. Hollywood: Social dimensions: technology, regulation and the audience. Taylor & Francis, 2004.

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