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The Last Remake of Beau Geste (1977)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Adventure  |  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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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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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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Trivia

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