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Beau Geste

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Beau Geste
Beau Geste-DVD.jpg
DVD Cover
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by William A. Wellman
Release Date 1939
Language English
Studio Paramount Pictures
Distributor Paramount Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Beau Geste Gary Cooper
John Geste Ray Milland
Digby Geste Robert Preston
Sergeant Markoff Brian Donlevy
Schwartz Albert Dekker
Major Henri de Beaujolais James Stephenson

Beau Geste is a 1939 adventure war drama directed by William A. Wellman. Starring Gary Cooper, Robert Preston and Ray Milland.

The following weapons were used in the film Beau Geste:

Orbea Revolver 1892 Espagnol

French officers in the film are seen with Orbea Revolver 1892 Espagnol revolvers, Spanish copies of the Smith & Wesson Military & Police purchased by France in WW1.

Orbea Revolver 1892 Espagnol - 8 x 27mm M1892
Note the round lanyard ring and horn grips identifying an Orbea.
Sergeant Markoff (Brian Donlevy) (left) aims gun at Beau Geste (Gary Cooper).
Major Henri de Beaujolais (James Stephenson) (middle) and his deputy Lieutenant Dufour (James Burke) have revolvers.
Major holds during reading the letter his sidearm in hand.

Fusil Berthier Modèle 1907-15 Rifle

Soldiers of the French Foreign Legion are armed with Berthier Model 1907-15 rifles.

Berthier Model 1907-15 Rifle - 8x50Rmm
Geste brothers, John (Ray Milland) and Beau (Gary Cooper) (right) with rifles on their shoulders during a Foreign Legion parade.
Sergeant Markoff (Brian Donlevy) with his flunky Voisin (Harold Huber) (right) suppressed the rebellion crew.
Legionnaire Schwarz (Albert Dekker) goes with his rifle on patrol in a tower of fortress.
John together with other defenders shoots from his weapon on Tuaregs attacking from a desert.
When Beau loaded his gun in a pause between attacks at the gallery of the fortress of, come to him sergeant Markoff.
A third brother, Digsby Deste (Robert Preston), with a rifle on his back put his dying brother to bed.

Jezail musket

Tuaregs fire at the legionaries with their obsolete, however accurate Jezail muskets.

Jezail musket
At the first time attacks the ride ...
... after repelling their attack follow a infantry attack.
Nomadic shooter has on his sights a guard in a tower.

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