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The Last Remake of Beau Geste

Marty Feldman's directorial debut on The Last Remake of Beau Geste emerges as an often hilarious, if uneven, spoof of Foreign Legion adventure films. An excellent cast, top to bottom, gets the most out of the stronger scenes, and carries the weaker ones.

Marty Feldman’s directorial debut on The Last Remake of Beau Geste emerges as an often hilarious, if uneven, spoof of Foreign Legion adventure films. An excellent cast, top to bottom, gets the most out of the stronger scenes, and carries the weaker ones.

Feldman stars [in a story by him and Sam Bobrick] as the ugly duckling brother of Michael York (as Beau Geste), both adopted sons of Trevor Howard, an aging lech whose marriage to swinger Ann-Margret causes York to join the Foreign Legion and Feldman to serve time for alleged theft of a family gem.

Feldman joins York in the desert, where sadistic Peter Ustinov and bumbling Roy Kinnear run the garrison for urbane Henry Gibson, in the character of the Legion general.

The Last Remake of Beau Geste

  • Production: Universal. Director Marty Feldman; Producer William S. Gilmore; Screenplay Marty Feldman; Camera Gerry Fisher; Editor Jim Clark, Arthur Schmidt; Music John Morris; Art Director Brian Eatwell
  • Crew: (Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1977. Running time: 84 MIN.
  • With: Ann-Margret Marty Feldman Michael York Peter Ustinov James Earl Jones Trevor Howard
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