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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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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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Director Marty Feldman once described this movie as "a farce, a slapstick melodrama. It's on the edge of reality . . . a pastiche. I used the 1939 film version [Beau Geste (1939)] as a point of departure. I've kept certain nostalgic shots from director William Wellman [William A. Wellman], some echoes of his material, but when possible, I turned them to comedy use". See more »

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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 »

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Digby Geste: We were identical twins, but somehow Beau was much more identical than me.
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Edited from Beau Geste (1939) 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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Desperate to get hold of a copy of this movie
20 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

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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