The Last Remake of Beau Geste

The Last Remake of Beau Geste

Infobox Film
name = The Last Remake of Beau Geste


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director = Marty Feldman
producer = William S. Gilmore
George Shapiro
Howard West
Bernie Williams (line prod.)
writer = Chris Allen
Sam Bobrick (story)
Marty Feldman (story)
Percival Christopher Wren (characters)
narrator =
starring = Marty Feldman
Michael York
Ann-Margaret
Peter Ustinov
James Earl Jones
Trevor Howard
Henry Gibson
Roy Kinnear
Spike Milligan
Terry-Thomas
Irene Handl
music =
cinematography =
editing = Jim Clark
distributor = Universal Pictures
released = 1977
runtime = 85 minutes
country = USA
language = English
budget =
gross =
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imdb_id = 0076297

"The Last Remake of Beau Geste" is a 1977 American historical comedy film starring, directed and co-written by Marty Feldman. It is a satire loosely based on the novel "Beau Geste", a frequently-filmed story of brothers and their adventures in the French Foreign Legion. The humor is based heavily upon wordplay and absurdity. Feldman plays Digby Geste, the awkward and clumsy "identical twin" brother of Michael York's Beau, the dignified, aristocratic swashbuckler.

The cast features Ann-Margret as their adoptive mother, Peter Ustinov as the brutal Sergeant Markov, and Sinéad Cusack as sister Isabel Geste, with Spike Milligan (Crumble the Butler), Burt Kwouk (Father Shapiro), James Earl Jones (Arab Chief), Avery Schreiber (Arab Chieftain / Used Camel Salesman), Terry-Thomas (Warden), Trevor Howard (Sir Hector), Henry Gibson (General Pecheur), Roy Kinnear (Corporal Boldini), and Ed McMahon (Arab Horseman) in supporting roles.

Marty Feldman was disappointed with the print distributed in theaters because the studio edited its own version. Attempts have been made to have the director's cut restored, but so far these have proved fruitless. According to Michael York, "Marty's version was much funnier."Fact|date=September 2008

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*Imdb title | id=0076297 | title=The Last Remake of Beau Geste
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