Episode 38

Beau Geste (1939)


August 13th, 2022

1 hr 52 mins 28 secs

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About this Episode

Even in a year like 1939 - which gave us the likes of Stagecoach, The Wizard of Oz, and Gone with the Wind - it’s hard to believe that an Oscar-nominated action adventure from a legendary, Oscar winning director, featuring an all-star cast of future Oscar winners, would somehow get lost in the shuffle, but here we are.

It’s a film most of you have probably never heard of, but it’s a rollicking yarn that disproves the theory that the remake is never better than the original.

When three English brothers all fall under suspicion for the theft of a priceless jewel, they seek refuge in their romantic childhood fantasies by running off to join the French Foreign Legion, where they find themselves fighting for their lives in the desert under the merciless command of a tyrannical sergeant.

Join us as we listen to Liam gush over one of his all-time favorite films NOT made by Wes Anderson!

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Next Episode: The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

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