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Jilted by his girlfriend, "Jeanie-Weenie," Oliver joins the Foreign Legion to forget, bringing Stanley along with him. They wilt under the scorching desert sun and under the harsh discipline of the Commandant. On a long march to reinforce... See more »

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Stan
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Ollie
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Chief of the Riff Raff (as Abul Kasim K'Horne)
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Commandant
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Fort Arid Commander (as Broderick O'Farrel)
Harry Schultz ...
Captain Schultz
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New Recruit #11 (uncredited)
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New Recruit (uncredited)
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Fort Arid Legionnaire (uncredited)
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New Recruit (uncredited)
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New Recruit #13 (uncredited)
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Jeanie Weenie - in Photo (uncredited)
Marvin Hatley ...
Riffian (uncredited)
Jack Hill ...
Riffian (uncredited)
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New Recruit (uncredited)
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New Recruit (uncredited)
Sam Lufkin ...
Riffian (uncredited)
Oscar Morgan ...
New Recruit (uncredited)
Tiny Sandford ...
Legion Officer (uncredited)
Leo Sulky ...
Legionnaire / Arab Soldier (uncredited)
Buster Wiles ...
Arab (uncredited)
Leo Willis ...
New Recruit (uncredited)

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James W. Horne

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H.M. Walker ... (dialogue)

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Hal Roach ... producer (uncredited)

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Marvin Hatley ... (uncredited)

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Art Lloyd ... (photographed by)
Jack Stevens ... (photographed by)

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Richard C. Currier ... (as Richard Currier)

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Elmer Raguse ... sound

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Hugo Riesenfeld ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Leroy Shield ... composer: stock music (uncredited)

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Hal Roach ... presenter
Louis Van der Ecker ... technical advisor
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Jilted by his girlfriend, "Jeanie-Weenie," Oliver joins the Foreign Legion to forget, bringing Stanley along with him. They wilt under the scorching desert sun and under the harsh discipline of the Commandant. On a long march to reinforce remote Fort Arid, the boys get lost in the sands, finally reaching the Fort only to find it besieged by the fearsome Riffs. Written by Paul Penna

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Taglines Sad Sacks of the Foreign Legion. (Newspaper ad cut). See more »
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Also Known As
  • Beau Chumps (United Kingdom)
  • Les deux légionnaires (France)
  • Dick & Doof in der Wüste (Germany)
  • Laurel & Hardy in der Wüste (Germany)
  • Héroes de tachuela (Spain)
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Trivia In the slang of the time "Bohunk", a conflation of "Bohemian" and "Hungarian", was a very pejorative term for a person (almost always a male). The title is a play on this word as well as a reference to "Beau Geste." Also, sometimes "Bohunk" was reduced to "hunk"; so to call a man a hunk was not a compliment. See more »
Goofs Ollie falls down on a piano, which smashes to bits (and is obviously an empty prop). When the camera cuts in closer, Ollie's stomach is suddenly covered with piano hammers and other bits from the interior of a real piano, none of which were there in the first shot. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Dance of the Cookoos (1982). See more »
Soundtracks The Ideal of My Dreams See more »
Crazy Credits Cast list concludes with 3897 Arabs, 1921 Riffians and four native Swede guides. See more »
Quotes [There's a knock at the door. Stan picks up the phone]
Ollie: What are you doing?
Stan: There's somebody knocking on the phone.
Ollie: See? That's levity.
Stan: Hello, Mr. Levity?
Ollie: Answer the door! "Mr. Levity". Mmph!
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