Beau Geste
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This second of three movie versions of P.C. Wren's adventure novel Beau Geste is a virtual scene-for-scene remake of the 1927 silent version. We open on the now-famous scenes of a remote, burning desert fort, manned by the dead Foreign Legionnaires, then flash back to the early lives of the Geste brothers. As children, the Gestes swear eternal loyalty to one another and to their family. One of the boys, young Beau (played as a youth by Donald O'Connor), witnesses his beloved aunt (Heather Thatcher) apparently stealing a valuable family jewel in order to finance the Geste home; Beau… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

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"Well directed by William Wellman, this second version of the popular novel is a fun adventure, perhpas a notch below the silent starrting Ronald Colman."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A great adventure film from the golden age of movies; Cooper is in top form, ably assisted by Milland and Preston. Brian Donlevy steals the show as the sadistic sargeant."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"Dashing fantasy schoolboy romantic adventure tale on brotherhood."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"First rate adventure film"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"This is the great romantic adventure of hard men, loyal comrades and the fraternal love and sacrifice of brother who risk everything to protect each other..."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seanax.com
"Beau Geste (1939) is director/producer William Wellman's superb, high adventure tale set in the desert - a classic melodramatic, rousing film of the late 30s"
‑ Tim Dirks, Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
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