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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
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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 »
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 »
For God's sake, Fouchet, what are they doing to him?!
It's better not to know.
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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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