Old Foreign Legion movie help please!


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.45Guy
October 7, 2007, 12:32 PM
Now that I have an 1886/93 Lebel on the way, I've been thinking about an older film that showcased the Lebel in North Africa. It's a fairly famous picture, but for the life of me I can't remember the title.

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The_Shootist
October 7, 2007, 12:55 PM
"Beau Geste" ...with Gary Cooper?

.45Guy
October 7, 2007, 01:00 PM
That would be it! Thank you!!!

bannockburn
October 7, 2007, 08:55 PM
Two other decent Foreign Legion flix which have the right period weaponry are: "March or Die" with Gene Hackman, 1977; and "Legionaire" starring Claude VanDamme, 1998. Its been a while since I've seen either movie, but I seem to recall they used Lebels, along with Hotchkiss machine guns.

zxcvbob
October 7, 2007, 09:59 PM
"Beau Geste" ...with Marty Feldman? 8-)

Checkman
October 7, 2007, 10:27 PM
They remade Beau Geste in the sixties as well. They used the Lebel in March or Die and Legionaire.

StopTheGrays
October 7, 2007, 10:29 PM
The Mummy? Didn't the legionaires use Lebels?

Rey B
October 7, 2007, 10:31 PM
zxcvbob That would be "The Last Remake Of Beau Geste" a truly hilarious movie that is even funnier after seeing the original.:D

Ditchtiger
October 7, 2007, 10:33 PM
"Beau Geste" ...with Marty Feldman? 8-)
Marty Feldman????????????

4v50 Gary
October 7, 2007, 11:04 PM
Beau Hunks (sometimes called Beau Chumps and later remade as The Flying Deuces) with Laurel and Hardy. :D Oly wants to forget a girl (Jean Harlow), gets Stan to join the Legion with him and off to the desert they go with Oly carrying a picture of the girl he left behind him. Their captain also carries a picture of the same girl, as does the Riff Arab Chieftain the Legion Company is defending the fort against. Classic love triangle and it's more entertaining that than Beau Geste! :p

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