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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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Captain Merdmanger
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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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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 »

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

Beau Geste: Medals are like hemorrhoids, Dig. Sooner or later every asshole gets one.
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Featured in Muppet Babies: ...At the Movies (1990) 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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"Screw faster, Boldini!"
4 May 1999 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Having seen this movie at least a dozen times, it is no secret that I'm a great fan of it. In my eyes it is THE best Feldman movie ever made. Especially enjoyable is the sadistic Markov portrayed brilliantly by Peter Ustinov. Quality gags and an all-star lineup simply can't be denied. Final verdict: 8/10.


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