Category Archives: Movies

Kickstarter for “The Compleat Beau Geste”

They say December is the month for “giving” which I tend to agree with…but December is also the gift “getting” season and who better to give a gift to than yourself.  In this case I highly recommend readers back The … Continue reading

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Hodgepodge for May 2017

Sorry this is a couple days late–May was a very busy month and June is no different so I’ve had very little time for enjoyable things like blogging.  But anyway, here are some interesting and enjoyable things about the Foreign … Continue reading

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Hodgepodge for September 2016

Sorry for the lack of posts this past month–for some reason the older you get the less time you seem to have each day (and I thought it would be the other way around).  Here are some items I came … Continue reading

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Hodgepodge for March 2016

A day late again on this one and I also have no reason to post this on April Fools Day since there is nothing foolish here.  Here are some random things I’ve found over the month related to the French … Continue reading

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Morocco.  Released 1930.  English.   91 minutes.  Directed by Josef von Sternberg; Cast: Gary Cooper (Légionnaire Tom Brown), Marlene Dietrich (Amy Jolly), Adolphe Menjou (Kennington La Bessière), Ullrich Haupt (Adjudant Caesar), Francis McDonald as Caporal Tatoche, Eve Southern as Madame … Continue reading

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Hodgepodge for August 2014

Another month gone by.  It’s realize its been kind of slow for this blog this summer.  I think I’ve been doing too many other projects lately that has taken it’s toll on my posting here.  It’s amazing that when you … Continue reading

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Romance & Revolt in Under Two Flags

I found a very informative and entertaining article on this movie in the June 1936 edition of Romantic Movie Stories (a movie/romance pulp of the time).  This 1936 version is the fourth film adaption of the famous 1867 novel by … Continue reading

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Vintage Foreign Legion Movies

For those who might be interested in old movies there is a great resource located at the collections page of the Media History Digital Library.  They have digitized copies (or rather links back to the document held on the Internet … Continue reading

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Sergeant Klems

Sergeant Klems / Il sergente Klems.  Released 1971.  Italian–dubbed in English.   96 minutes.  Directed by Sergio Grieco; Cast: Peter Strauss (Foreign Legion Sergeant Otto Josef Klems), Tina Aumont (daughter of Rif Leader). Like many veterans I can’t sit through … Continue reading

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Hodgepodge for September 2013

It seems the theme for this post is buying and avaricious collecting of stuff. 1.  The Lost Remake of Beau Geste.  I’m a little late on the gun in announcing this but Frank Thompson’s documentary “The Lost Remake of Beau … Continue reading

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