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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
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Sir Hector
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General Pecheur
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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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Positively the Last Remake of Beau Geste  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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The movie's title, "The Last Remake of Beau Geste", was a joke, it refers to the many filmed versions and remakes of the "Beau Geste" novel and its sequels "Beau Sabreur" and "Beau Ideal", all written by Percival Christopher Wren, of which this film was a parody. These include 1926's Beau Geste (1926), 1928's Beau Sabreur (1928), 1931's Beau Ideal (1931), 1939's Beau Geste (1939), 1948's Hermoso ideal (1948), and 1966's Beau Geste (1966). 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

Flavia Geste: [to General Pecheur] It's been business doing pleasure with you.
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Spoofs 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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Ann-Margret
24 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

this can be funny. it can be entertaining. it can be a rotten tomato. and it is true the second half slows down the story .but if your looking for story read war and peace. Marty Fledman is funny in smaller doses,as in young Frankenstien,here to much of a good thing. what this movie has is Ann Margret. plays a sexy hot step mom out to get her way and who would argue with this nasty gal.movie really needs to be on DVD. could ware out review and pause on Ann Margret alone.on that note i recommend this movie with my whole heart. my whole mind and soul. hot sexy nasty cigar smoking Ann Margret. I don't know what more an American boy could want.


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