Original Australian Daybill movie poster artwork by Drew Struzan. The Last Remake of Beau Geste is a 1977 American historical comedy film. It starred and was also directed and co-written by Marty Feldman. It is a satire loosely based on the novel Beau Geste, a frequently-filmed story of brothers and their adventures in the French Foreign Legion. The humor is based heavily upon wordplay and absurdity. Feldman plays Digby Geste, the awkward and clumsy "identical twin" brother of Michael York's Beau, the dignified, aristocratic swashbuckler. The cast also features Ann-Margret, Peter Ustinov, Sinéad Cusack, Spike Milligan, Burt Kwouk, James Earl Jones, Avery Schreiber, Terry-Thomas and Trevor Howard.