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The Last Remake of Beau Geste (1977)

An aging Sir Hector Geste (Trevor Howard) 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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Marty Feldman

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Marty Feldman (screenplay), Chris Allen (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ann-Margret ... Flavia Geste
Marty Feldman ... Dagobert 'Digby' Geste
Michael York ... Beau Geste
Peter Ustinov ... Markov
James Earl Jones ... Sheikh
Trevor Howard ... Sir Hector
Henry Gibson ... General Pecheur
Terry-Thomas ... Governor
Roy Kinnear ... Boldini
Spike Milligan ... Crumble
Avery Schreiber ... Sheikh's Aide & Camel Salesman
Hugh Griffith ... Judge
Irene Handl ... Miss Wormwood
Sinéad Cusack ... Isabel Geste
Henry Polic II ... Captain Merdmanger
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Positively the Last Remake of Beau Geste See more »

Filming Locations:

Limerick, Ireland See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The name of the rare priceless sapphire gemstone was "The Blue Water". 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: She just lost her seventh husband.
Beau Geste: Lost or mislaid?
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Alternate Versions

NBC edited 11 minutes from this film for its 1982 network television premiere. See more »


Soundtracks

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 gavin6942See 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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