Beau Ideal [DVD] [English] [1931]

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Beau Ideal
Hoping to benefit from the popularity of the 1927 silent version of P.C. Wren's Beau Geste, RKO Radio reunited the earlier film's star Ralph Forbes and director Herbert Brenon for 1931's Beau Ideal, again adapted from a Wren novel. Something of a sequel to Beau Geste, the story concerns the efforts by Foreign Legionnaire Otis Madison (Lester Vail) to locate his childhood chum John Geste (Forbes). The two men are reunited in the Arabian desert, where Geste is doing penance in a stockade reserved for discredited Legionnaires. With Otis's help, Geste redeems himself by squashing a native uprising fomented by a duplicitous Emir (George Regas). Ultimately, our hero returns to England and the arms of heroine Loretta Young -- but not before a close call with a slinky seductress (Leni Stengel), appropriately nicknamed "The Angel of Death." Beau Ideal was a flop to the tune of $330,000, and as a result the exploits of the Geste family would not again be dramatized for the screen until the 1939 remake of Beau Geste. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    Frank McCormack - Carl Meyer
  • Ralph Forbes
    Ralph Forbes - John Geste
  • Don Alvarado
    Don Alvarado - Ramon Gonzales
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    Bernard Siegel - Ivan Radinoff
  • Irene Rich
    Irene Rich - Lady Brandon
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