The Last Remake of Beau Geste (1977)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, War  |  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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Did You Know?


The picture was a spoof of Foreign Legion movies and the novel "Beau Geste" (1924) by Percival Christopher Wren, which had been made a number of times. The British "Carry On" series parodied all these about exactly a decade earlier with Carry on in the Legion (1967). See more »


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 »


Beau Geste: Medals are like hemorrhoids, Dig. Sooner or later every asshole gets one.
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Spoofs Beau Geste (1926) See more »


Hooray for Hollywood
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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