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Beau Ideal (1931)

Passed  |   |  Adventure, Romance, War  |  25 January 1931 (USA)
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An American joins the French Foreign Legion in order to rescue a boyhood friend.

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Complete credited cast:
Frank McCormick ...
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Lester Vail ...
Otto Matieson ...
Don Alvarado ...
Ramon Gonzales
Bernard Siegel ...
Ivan Badinoff
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Lady Brandon
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Mrs. Frank Madison
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Isobel Brandon
John St. Polis ...
Judge Advocate (as John M. St. Polis)
Joe De Stefani ...
Prosecuting Attorney (as Joseph De Stefani)
Paul McAllister ...
Sergeant Frederic
Hale Hamilton ...
Major LeBaudy
George Regas ...
The Emir
Leni Stengel ...
Zuleika
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In England, Otis Madison learns from the girl that he loves, Isobel Brandon, that the man she loves is his best friend, John Geste, and so there is nothing that Otis can do but stiffen his upper lip and set sail for Morocco and tell John that he is the man that Isobel loves. This is not easy to do as John is confined to a prison for disgraced Legionaires and the people who put him there aren't overly concerned about who Isobel loves. But the resourceful John promises his love to an Arabian beauty, Zuleika, the 'Angel of Death', which gets him out of prison, and then he has to go after the evil Emir who caused him to fall into disgrace. Isobel waits patiently in England. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A Moment of Madness...While Around Them Thundered the Savage Hordes of the Untamed Sahara! See more »

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Adventure | Romance | War

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25 January 1931 (USA)  »

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Framlingslegionen  »

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A colossal flop, the film lost nearly $350,000, an astronomical amount of money in the early 1930s. As a result, the story of the Geste family was considered such a financial risk that producers weren't sure that making Beau Geste (1939) eight years later was a good idea. See more »

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A pretty good representation of the book.
24 April 2002 | by (Boston) – See all my reviews

The third film in the trilogy, this one may seem slow to viewers who haven't been able to watch the previous two (Beau Geste, Beau Sabreur). This story wraps up all the loose ends of the other two and throws in some new and interesting twists as well. The film follows the "Geste" saga from the perspective of two other characters originally introduced in Beau Geste and again featured in Beau Sabreur. Early black and white, kind of rough around the edges by today's standards but still well worth watching.


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