Sergeant Victor comes to the French Foreign Legion after taking the blame for his brother's crime. Cigarette falls in love with him though Major Doyle is in love with her. Doyle sends ... See full summary »

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Sgt. Victor
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Cigarette
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Maj. Doyle
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Lady Venetia Cunningham
Gregory Ratoff ...
Ivan
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Capt. Menzies
C. Henry Gordon ...
Lt. Petaine
Herbert Mundin ...
Rake
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Cafard (scenes deleted)
Lumsden Hare ...
Lord Seraph
J. Edward Bromberg ...
Col, Ferol
Onslow Stevens ...
Sidi-Ben Youssiff
Fritz Leiber ...
French Governor
Thomas Beck ...
Pierre
William Ricciardi ...
Cigarette's Father
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Sergeant Victor comes to the French Foreign Legion after taking the blame for his brother's crime. Cigarette falls in love with him though Major Doyle is in love with her. Doyle sends Victor on dangerous assignments to be rid of him. He falls in love with Lady Venetia Cunningham, a visitor to the garrison. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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1 May 1936 (USA)  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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Professional knife thrower Steve Clemente was supposed to hit the post next to Ronald Colman with his knife, but the crowding caused it to be deflected and Colman was hit in the chest by the handle. See more »

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Edited into Myra Breckinridge (1970) See more »

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The Glow Worm
(1902) (uncredited)
Music by Paul Lincke
English lyrics by Lilla Cayley Robinson
Played as background music at the cafe
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Delightful Hogwash
14 March 2002 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Ah, the bygone glories of the French Foreign Legion story. Almost everyone knows BEAU GESTE, from the 1939 version starring Gary Cooper. This was a lesser brother. Great actors, great direction, great cinematography and a script full of -- nowadays -- laughable bits. Claudette Colbert plays Cigarette, the Daughter of the Legion. Ronald Colman, plays the legionnaire who is trying to forget, and a young Rosalind Russell -- what a looker! -- play Lady Venezia Cunningham with a posh accent. What can you expect from a movie in which Ronald Colman is torn between Cigarette, daughter of the Legion and Lady Venezia Cunningham with the Production Code in full force? Well, this one. An amusing way to spend a couple of hours, if you are prepared not to take things too seriously. Or you could look at the Laurel & Hardy BEAU HUNKS.


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