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The Last Remake of Beau Geste (1977)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Adventure  |  16 December 1977 (Denmark)
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An aging Sir Hector Geste takes a young greedy wife who's after his famed Blue Water sapphire but his sons hide the gem and join the French Foreign Legion in North Africa.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Flavia Geste
Sir Hector
General Pecheur
Sheikh's Aide & Camel Salesman
Irene Handl ...
Miss Wormwood
Henry Polic II ...
Captain Merdmanger


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 <>

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A DIFFERENT kind of love story


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16 December 1977 (Denmark)  »

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Positively the Last Remake of Beau Geste  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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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 »


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I have been unsuccessfully chasing this movie for 20 yrs. I was 7 when i watched this movie and it has stayed with me since as one of the funniest movies ever. Marty Feldman was a genius.It has now been 31 years since i saw it and it is still as clear in my mind as yesterday. Anne Margaret plays the damsel in distress perfectly and if anyone is lucky enough to have a friend who owns a copy.. borrow it, you will be left with a feel-good smile for a while! If anyone could burn me a copy I would be happy to pay (but not a zillion dollars please...single mother of 3 and struggling!) email me please: iamemily12 at g mail dot com. :)

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