The Last Remake of Beau Geste

The Last Remake of Beau Geste

Marty Feldman
 Cast: Marty Feldman
Marty Feldman
, Ann-Margret
Ann-Margret
, Michael York
Michael York
, Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov

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Overview

Beau Geste, the classic adventure story of a young man's dangerous journeys as part of the French Foreign Legion, becomes the subject of broad parody in this slapstick comedy. The original tale, best known to film lovers from William Wellman's 1939 classic, tells of several brothers who join the Foreign Legion after claiming responsibility for the mysterious disappearance of an invaluable family heirloom. Eventually, brothers Beau and Digby find themselves in conflict with their vicious commander, leading to a potential mutiny. The plot here is similar, with Michael York assuming Gary Cooper's role as Beau, and first-time director Marty Feldman co-starring as Digby. However, following the lead of former collaborator Mel Brooks, Feldman plays strictly for laughs, loading the story with jokes ranging from the satirical to the vulgar. A cast of notables keeps things lively, with Peter Ustinov and Ann-Margret mocking their own images as the sadistic commander and lusty Geste stepmother.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/01/2014
UPC: 0025192052095
Original Release: 1977
Source: Universal Mod
Time: 1:25:00
Sales rank: 16,963

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ann-Margret Lady Flavia Geste
Marty Feldman Digby Geste
Michael York Beau Geste
Peter Ustinov Sgt. Markov
James Earl Jones Abdul
Trevor Howard Sir Hector Geste
Master Henry Gibson Gen. Pecheur
Roy Kinnear Cpl. Bodlini
Spike Milligan Crumble
Avery Schreiber Used Camel Salesman
Hugh Griffith Judge
Irene Handl Miss Wormwood
Sinéad Cusack Isabel Geste
Philip Bollard Young Beau, Age 6
Nicholas Bridge Young Beau, Age 12
Bekki Bridge Young Isabel
Martin Snaric Valentino
Ed McMahon Arab Horseman
Ted Cassidy Blindman
Burt Kwouk Father Shapiro
Stephen Lewis Henshaw
Roland MacLeod Dr. Crippen
Michael McConkey Young Digby
Gwen Nelson Lady in Courtroom
Henry Polic Capt. Merdmanger
Val Pringle Dostoyevsky
Terry-Thomas Prison Governor

Technical Credits
Marty Feldman Director,Screenwriter
Chris Allen Screenwriter
Del Armstrong Makeup
Ron Beck Costumes/Costume Designer
Sam Bobrick Screenwriter
Roger Christian Set Decoration/Design
Jim Clark Editor
Leslie Dilley Art Director
Brian Eatwell Production Designer
Gerry Fisher Cinematographer
William S. Gilmore Producer
Tom Joyner Asst. Director
John Morris Score Composer
May Routh Costumes/Costume Designer
Arthur Schmidt Editor
George Shapiro Producer
Peter Sutton Sound/Sound Designer
Howard West Producer
Albert J. Whitlock Special Effects
Bernard Williams Producer

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