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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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Miss Wormwood
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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 idea for the movie came about one day when Marty Feldman was meeting with his agent Fred Specktor and manager Howard West. Feldman was complaining that all Hollywood wanted to make was remakes: comedy remakes, western remakes, musical remakes. Feldman said: "Perhaps it's even time for remakes of Foreign Legion films like 'Beau Geste'". Upon which the agent and manager both reportedly exclaimed "Eureka!". The next day, the story-line was pitched to the production chief at Universal Pictures. Feldman said "He told me to write a screenplay, like what I did, then signed me to a four-picture deal. 'Beau Geste' is my first - and the most important". 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

[bidding farewell to departing soldiers]
General Pecheur: May God go with you. *I* have better things to do.
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Connections

Referenced in Our Show: Episode dated 17 December 1977 (1977) 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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"Screw faster, Boldini!"
4 May 1999 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Having seen this movie at least a dozen times, it is no secret that I'm a great fan of it. In my eyes it is THE best Feldman movie ever made. Especially enjoyable is the sadistic Markov portrayed brilliantly by Peter Ustinov. Quality gags and an all-star lineup simply can't be denied. Final verdict: 8/10.


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