Beau Geste

Beau Geste

DVD - 2009
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Three brothers join the French Foreign Legion to escape a dark past. But their troubles are quickly forgotten as their courage, duty and devotion is put to the test when they are forced to fight against all odds in this acclaimed film classic. Trapped under the command of a sadistic sergeant deep in the Sahara, they must fight for their lives as they plot mutiny against tyranny and defend a desert fortress against a brutal enemy.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2009]
Branch Call Number: DVD ADVENTURE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 1 hr., 52 min.) :,sound, black and white ;,4 3/4 in


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Dec 06, 2017

I was puzzled by English gentlemen defending the French flag ... until I noted that the film was released in 1939 (when the French needed English support). And is it too much to suggest that the 'stolen' gem signifies the threatened values of Western democratic states that are about to be 'lost' and must be restored? Powerful acting by Brian Donlevy as the tyrannical Foreign Legion sergeant.

Jul 27, 2015

An adventure tale of courage, duty and devotion. Brian Donlevy is great as Sergeant Markov, the French Foreign Legion's sadistic disciplinarian.

I would rate this classic film at 4.0 stars. It stands up well to the test of time.

7duffy Apr 16, 2015

Not the classic I was led to believe it was, for all these years. I'm glad I saw it once, but I can live without seeing ever it again. Maybe I just don't like Gary Cooper movies, outside of High Noon and The Fountainhead.
Semi-interesting story that was cleverly told, but I'll take Gunga Din or The Charge of the Light Brigade any day over it.


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