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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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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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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

Beau Geste: Medals are like hemorrhoids, Dig. Sooner or later every asshole gets one.
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Soundtracks

Hooray for Hollywood
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Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
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Outlandish Cast
8 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

This movie played a thousand times when we got cable TV for the first time and it quickly became one of my late night favorites. Ann-Margret was never more beautiful and neither was Michael York! I watched it every time I could, probably 15 or 20 times. Years later, wondering if its attraction was merely to my adolescent humor, I watched it again and enjoyed it just as much when in my 30's. It has great lines, great laughs, great characters. I find that I still use quotes from this movie in my everyday conversations long after I'd forgotten where they came from. The slapstick humor of the late '70s is in full bloom in this movie and it's a close cousin in silliness to "Murder By Death".


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