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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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Flavia Geste
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Sheikh
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Sir Hector
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General Pecheur
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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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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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Star Ann-Margret once said of working with Marty Feldman: "I expected him to be loud, but he was very calm. He maintained a sense of humor throughout, during the rains and everything, while those around him were falling apart. You'd never know it was his first film as a director". 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

Sir Hector: Damn and blast my sow of a wife, God bless her!
Crumble: And all who sail in her.
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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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Marty Feldman Cracks Me Up
19 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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 (Michael York) and pathetic Digby (Marty Feldman).

I love this film, and it fits perfectly in with what Marty Feldman is known for -- the comedy style he perfected with Mel Brooks. I also love how he came up with including himself in the Gary Cooper version, and even having footage from the older version still. This really was the "last remake". (At least, over 35 years on... no one has tried it.)

Spectacular comedy that can only be from Feldman and could only have been done in this era. Very much in the same style as "Young Frankenstein". I highly recommend this.


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