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The Last Remake of Beau Geste (1977)

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The priceless Blue Water sapphire is coveted by the heirs of Sir Hector Geste - his new wife, Flavia; his daughter, Isabel; and his adopted twin sons, heroic Beau and pathetic Digby. When ... See full summary »

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Flavia Geste
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Sheikh
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Sir Hector
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General Pecheur
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Governor
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Sheikh's Aide & Camel Salesman
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The priceless Blue Water sapphire is coveted by the heirs of Sir Hector Geste - his new wife, Flavia; his daughter, Isabel; and his adopted twin sons, heroic Beau and pathetic Digby. When Sir Hector takes to his deathbed (where he remains for the duration of the film), Beau absconds with the stone, to keep it from his stepmother. Flavia pursues him to North Africa, dispensing sexual favors to promote her schemes. Written by <rth@ece.arizona.edu>

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A DIFFERENT kind of love story

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16 December 1977 (Denmark)  »

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A Mais Louca Aventura de Beau Geste  »

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Trivia

The conception of the film was actually a mistake. Marty Feldman had based the concept on an almost ludicrous misapprehension. Feldman had wanted to send up foreign legion films like "Beau Geste". A screening of the 1939 version of Beau Geste (1939) was organized for Feldman who said: "I'd only sat looking at the picture for about ten minutes when it dawned on me that I hadn't meant 'Beau Geste' at all. The picture I'd been thinking of all along was 'Four Feathers'". "The Four Feathers", like "Beau Geste" had been remade a number of times. There had existed several versions of 'The Four Feathers': 1915's Four Feathers (1915), 1921's The Four Feathers (1921), 1929's The Four Feathers (1929), 1939's The Four Feathers (1939) and 1955's 'The Four Feathers' filmed under the title of Storm Over the Nile (1955). Moreover, later versions have included 1978's The Four Feathers (1978) (first broadcast about a year after this film debuted) and 2002's The Four Feathers (2002). Feldman felt that 'The Last Remake of Four Feathers' didn't sound quite right so proceeded with his mistake to make 'The Last Remake of Beau Geste' anyway. See more »

Goofs

When the soldiers are singing as they make their way to the fort, the mouth movements are out of sync with the song being sung. See more »

Quotes

[Facing a firing squad]
Digby Geste: You expect me to talk when all I could preserve is my own measly, worthless life? TOO BLOODY RIGHT, I'LL TALK! I'll talk, I'll talk, just try and stop me!
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Spoofs Beau Geste (1966) See more »

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Hooray for Hollywood
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Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
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I thoroughly enjoy this film & found it to be a hilarious surprise.
27 November 2000 | by (Washington State) – See all my reviews

On accident, I picked up this oddly titled movie from the comedy section of my local video store, just hoping for a mildly entertaining flick for my boyfriend and I to sit down for the evening to. Now, it has proved itself to be one of our favorites. Marty Feldman was a great actor and I am continuously searching for more of his work. This movie is at the top of my list right next to The Producers.


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