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Beau Geste (1966)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 26 November 1966 (UK)
In 1906, two American brothers join the French Foreign Legion and, led by a sadistic Sergeant-Major, they defend a fort against Berber and Tuareg attack.

Director:

Douglas Heyes

Writers:

Percival Christopher Wren (novel), Douglas Heyes (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Guy Stockwell ... Beau Geste
Doug McClure ... John Geste
Leslie Nielsen ... Lt. De Ruse
Telly Savalas ... Sgt. Maj. Dagineau
David Mauro David Mauro ... Boldini
Robert Wolders ... Fouchet
Leo Gordon ... Krauss
Michael Constantine ... Rostov
Malachi Throne ... Kerjacki
Joe De Santis ... Maj. Beaujolais (as Joe DeSantis)
X Brands ... Vallejo
Michael Carr ... Sergeant
George Keymas ... Platoon Sergeant
Patrick Whyte ... Surgeon
Jeff Nelson Jeff Nelson ... Legionnaire
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Storyline

Michael "Beau" Geste leaves England in disgrace and joins the infamous French Foreign Legion. He is reunited with his two brothers in North Africa, where they face greater danger from their own sadistic commander than from the rebellious Arabs. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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The World's Immortal Adventure!

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Action | Adventure | Drama | War

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 1966 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Beau Gest See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Universal intended making a large-scale production, it had planned to use an all-star British cast--Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole and Albert Finney. It was eventually deemed to be too expensive so instead was filmed on the Universal back lot. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the film the legionnaires wear the collar insignia of the 2nd Regiment of the Foreign Legion (2e REI.) Yet most of their geographic references are to Algeria. When the detachment relieves Ft. Zinderneuf the previous commander's orders are to return to Sidi bel Abbes, the Legion HQ in Algeria. Likewise, during the mutiny the legionnaires discuss escaping across the border to Morocco. Additionally the legionnaires are in combat with the Tuaregs, a Saharan tribe found in Southern Algeria. However, during the period of the film (and throughout the inter-war period) the 2e REI was stationed in Morocco, fighting the Berbers, and not in Algeria, which was instead garrisoned by the 1e RE. See more »

Quotes

John: For God's sake, Fouchet, what are they doing to him?!
Fouchet: It's better not to know.
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Very little, if anything, to do with the book
2 April 2015 | by AttyTude0See all my reviews

Sorry to be the apple of discord here, but being a fan of the book (which I've read time and time again throughout the years), I cannot like this film. As an adventure film coincidentally named like the book, maybe. But that's it. The beautiful story of courage and honor (when such things still existed and came before self), which is the essence of the story, is sadly missing. As others said, Savalas is great as Lejaunne. The rest of the acting is sort of pedestrian.

If you want to see yet another film about hardships in army life and fighting, please yourself. If you want to do yourself a favor, read the book.


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