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Beau Geste (1939)

 -  Action | Adventure | Drama  -  24 July 1939 (USA)
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Beau, John, and Digby Geste are three inseparable, adventurous brothers who haven been adopted into the wealthy household of Lady Brandon. When money in the uppercrust household grows tight... See full summary »

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J. Carrol Naish ...
Rasinoff
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Hank Miller
Charles Barton ...
Buddy McMonigal
James Stephenson ...
Major Henri de Beaujolais
Heather Thatcher ...
James Burke ...
Lieutenant Dufour
G.P. Huntley ...
Augustus Brandon (as George P. Huntley)
Harold Huber ...
Voisin
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Beau, John, and Digby Geste are three inseparable, adventurous brothers who haven been adopted into the wealthy household of Lady Brandon. When money in the uppercrust household grows tight, Lady Brandon is forced to sell her most treasured jewel the mighty "Blue Water" sapphire. The household gets it out for one final look, the lights go out and it vanishes stolen by one of the brothers, no doubt. That night, Beau, Digby, and John each "confess" and slip out, John leaving behind Isabel, whom he loves. They all join the Foreign Legion, and Beau and Digby are split from John and put under the command of the ruthless and sadistic Sergeant Markoff. Things begin to get hairy as the rest of the Legionaires plot a mutiny against Markoff, in the midst of an attack by Arab hordes. Written by Sam Hayes <gshayes@mail.gwi.net>

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AGAIN...the three Gestes face a thousand dangers of the Sahara for each other...and love! See more »

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Action | Adventure | Drama | War

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24 July 1939 (USA)  »

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Drei Fremdenlegionäre  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

Goofs

When Beaujolais is examining the corpses at the beginning of the film, Voisin half-blinks twice. See more »

Quotes

Foreword: "The love of a man for a woman waxes and wanes like the moon, but the love of brother for brother is steadfast as the stars and endures like the word of the prophet." Arabian proverb
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Referenced in The League of Gentlemen (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

The Legionnaire's Song
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Music by Troy Sanders
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
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A Gem
19 December 2003 | by ((e.g. London, England)) – See all my reviews

A really memorably "evil" villain.. A noble protagonist.. Haunting mystery that for moments takes us ahead to the "Portrait of Jennie".. Surreal moments that remain on the thinking mind for a very long time.. Black and White composition.. What more to ask of a film?

Only a racist or a dull would fail to appreciate such a masterpiece. Strongly recommended. Study material.


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