Category Archives: Movies

Four Fools

I hate to make this post but today IS April Fools Day.  So what better way to celebrate Fools Day then by posting a short video of four fools making fools of themselves in the California desert dressed up in … Continue reading

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Desert Sands

Desert Sands was filmed and released in 1955.  It was directed by Lesley Selander who was more famous for his budget Westerns but it is nonetheless a fairly watchable B-Grade Foreign Legion Movie.  Desert Sands stars Ralph Meeker as the … Continue reading

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Foreign Legion Fort in Adventures of Tintin

I watched this movie over the holidays and was pleasantly surprised by the high quality of animation, the pace of action, the humor and the way they captured the late 1930’s era.  There was also a real cool “cameo” of … Continue reading

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Legionnaire

At the height of its glory, the French Foreign Legion was made up of men widely regarded as the scum of the earth.  It was a mercenary army posted to colonies in Northern Africa and Southern Asia…but its soldiers swore … Continue reading

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Kickstarter for “The Lost Remake of Beau Geste”

                                                                                                                                                                        Just a quick post to bring some attention to a new documentary film in the works.  Check out the link here…>>>  LINK. On this page you will find the trailer about a documentary featuring the “Forbidden Film” (a parody … Continue reading

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Films of the French Foreign Legion by Philip Leibfried

I’ve been waiting for this book for about a year and I finally see that it has been released.  It was written by Philip Leibfried and is published by Bear Manor Media and you can order the book directly from … Continue reading

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We’re in the Legion Now

We’re in the Legion Now is great little Foreign Legion movie that is available on the Internet Archive.   It was released in December of 1936 and the opening credits state that the movie is based on an original story by … Continue reading

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Adventure in Sahara

Adventure in Sahara was directed by Samuel Fuller and released in 1938 (a year before Gary Cooper’s Beau Geste).  It’s a fairly short straightforward Foreign Legion movie with the usual plot devices.  The setting is between the world wars of … Continue reading

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Legion Forts: Beau Ideal

Beau Ideal, released in 1931, was to be a talkie finale to the 1926 movie Beau Geste and the 1928 Beau Sabreur (a lost film that starred Gary Cooper).  However this movie was a stinker (even for back in the … Continue reading

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Legion Fort: Beau Geste (1939)

Attached below is a collection of film stills and screen captures of Fort Zinderneuf as depicted in the 1939 version of Beau Geste.  This is probably one of the most definitive icons of the classic French Foreign Legion:  The lonely … Continue reading

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