El Paso, TX

Aug 1-11, 2019 • El Paso, TX Twitter iconFacebook icon

Beau Geste

80th anniversary
Signature Classic
Thursday, August 8
Plaza Theatre Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
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After a family scandal, “three young gentlemen of the future” set off for the Sahara and seek redemption by joining the French Foreign Legion in this spirited adventure about duty, honor and sacrifice. As the three British siblings, Gary Cooper, Ray Milland and Robert Preston demonstrate that “the love of brother for brother is steadfast as the stars,” as an Arab proverb declares over the film’s opening credits. Director William A. Wellman, nicknamed “Wild Bill,” drew on his own experience in the Foreign Legion during World War I and evokes an authentic daredevil spirit. Great performances, including the ace supporting cast of Brian Donlevy, Albert Dekker, Broderick Crawford and a young Susan Hayward, help to make this version (the second of four) the best of the bunch and another shining example of why they call 1939 “Hollywood’s greatest year.”

Tickets are on sale at the Plaza Theatre Box Office and Ticketmaster.com (service charges apply.)

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Starring: Gary Cooper, Ray Milland, Robert Preston
Rated: NR