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The Last Remake of Beau Geste (1977)

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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Sheikh's Aide & Camel Salesman
Miss Wormwood
Isabel Geste
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 <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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Positively the Last Remake of Beau Geste  »

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Gary Cooper: As Beau Geste in an archival footage cameo appearance in an edited sequence from 1939's Beau Geste (1939) epic with Marty Feldman. 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 »


Sir Hector: She just lost her seventh husband.
Beau Geste: Lost or mislaid?
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Spoofs Beau Geste (1966) See more »


Hooray for Hollywood
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
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This movie is hilarious, wish it was on DVD!
26 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

I had not seen the original Beau Geste, with Gary Cooper in the title role, when I saw this movie. After seeing this movie, including a *hilarious* 'cameo' of Gary Cooper, I watched the original. It only made me appreciate the humor in the Last Remake even more. The Last Remake (were there ever previous remakes?) parodies the story completely, but every other scene makes you laugh. The scene with Gary Cooper would almost certainly not be allowed on TV today due to censorship so you'll have to buy this movie on, ick, VHS to see it. But at a time when new releases are $10+ to see not including popcorn, paying about $20 for a VHS of this movie, and being able to show it to friends and watch it over and over, is worth it. Trust me on this :).

"So that's why you talk so slow Big G."

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