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Beau Geste (1939 film) Quotes

Beau Geste (1939 film) is a television show that was first aired in 1970 . Beau Geste ended in 1970.

It features William A. Wellman as producer, Alfred Newman (composer) in charge of musical score, and Theodor Sparkuhl as head of cinematography.

Beau Geste (1939 film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Beau Geste (1939 film) is 112 min. long. Beau Geste (1939 film) is distributed by Paramount Pictures.

The cast includes: Brian Donlevy as Markoff, Harvey Stephens as Lt. Martin, Heather Thatcher as Lady Patricia Brandon, Ray Milland as John Geste, and Robert Preston as Digby Geste.

Beau Geste (1939 film) Quotes

Brian Donlevy as Markoff

  • (Brian Donlevy) "And now, you scum, it's my turn. I'm going to give you a lesson in putting down an attempted mutiny that'll be the last thing you'll ever see. Maybe this'll make you die happy. Markoff thanks you. When he's an officer and has the Legion of Honor, he'll think often of the stupid, blundering pigs that put him where he is."
  • (Brian Donlevy) "That's the place for our mutineers. Up on a roost, like pigeons. If I could only afford to waste them all."
  • (Brian Donlevy) "Everybody does his duty at Zinderneuf, dead or alive. We'll make those Arabs think we've got a thousand men."
  • (Brian Donlevy) "Keep shooting, you scum. You'll get a chance yet to die with your boots on."
  • (Brian Donlevy) "I am Sergeant Markoff. I make soldiers out of scum like you, and I don't do it gently. You're the sloppiest looking lot I've ever seen. It's up to me to prevent you from becoming a disgrace to the Regiment. And I will prevent that if I have to kill half of you with work. But the half that lives will be soldiers. I promise you."
  • (Brian Donlevy) "Look at them. They come when I want them, and they go when I don't need them anymore. They're beaten, but they've put down a mutiny for me. They've given me the Legion of Honor, and they've made me an officer."
  • (Brian Donlevy) "How do you feel tonight, Lieutenant?"
  • (Harvey Stephens) "I'm dying."
  • (Brian Donlevy) "I hope not, sir."
  • (Harvey Stephens) "I'm going to die. I'll be buried under the sand and forgotten. When I was a little boy, I thought soldiers always died in battles. I didn't know there were so many soldiers -- and so few battles -- and so many fevers."
  • (Brian Donlevy) "The jewel you stole. I want it."
  • (Unnamed) "I have no jewel."
  • (Brian Donlevy) "I know you have."
  • (Unnamed) "I haven't."
  • (Brian Donlevy) "Are you sure?"
  • (Unnamed) "Quite sure."
  • (Brian Donlevy) "I advise you to change your mind. Otherwise, when this is over, I may have to shoot you to make sure."
  • (Unnamed) "I understand, Sergeant."
  • (Brian Donlevy) "You mean you'd rather not hand it over now and save your life?"
  • (Unnamed) "No, Sergeant."
  • (Brian Donlevy) "That's very unfortunate -- for you."

Ray Milland as John Geste

  • (Ray Milland) "Charming fellow, our sergeant."
  • (Unnamed) "A trifle uncouth, but the best soldier we'll ever see."
  • (Ray Milland) "Well, isn't anybody going to say a word?"
  • (Unnamed) "You young pup, we're both so disgusted with you we're speechless."
  • (Ray Milland) "I'm no worse than either of you."
  • (Robert Preston) "There's something in what he says."
  • (Unnamed) "I insist I'm worse than he is. He didn't steal the Blue Water."
  • (Ray Milland) "Neither did you."
  • (Robert Preston) "No. As a matter of fact, I've got it."
  • (Unnamed) "I'll be frank with you, gentlemen. I've got it. I intend to sell it for 30,000 pounds sometime in the future, and live a life of ease in Paris surrounded by whiskey, ladies, and laughter."
  • (Robert Preston) "Well that's funny. I'm going to sell it and go to Paris, too. Only I don't' want any laughter."
  • (Unnamed) "One thing I counted on was my younger brother leading an upright life while I spent my ill-gotten gains."
  • (Robert Preston) "Yes, I was counting on him, too."
  • (Ray Milland) "If you don't mind my saying so, the great sapphire is in my possession. And as soon as I can arrange to sell it, I'm going to the South Seas, buy a plantation, and start trading in copra."
  • (Robert Preston) "He puts us both to shame, doesn't he, Beau?"
  • (Unnamed) "Let's put him to death and keep his share."

Heather Thatcher as Lady Patricia Brandon

  • (Heather Thatcher) ""Beau Geste""
  • (Heather Thatcher) "Beau Geste -- gallant gesture. We didn't name him wrong, did we?"

Harvey Stephens as Lt. Martin

  • (Harvey Stephens) "I just witnessed that little exhibition of yours, Markoff. I don't like it."
  • (Brian Donlevy) "You have to be strict with scum like that, sir."
  • (Harvey Stephens) "They're men. They have their rights, guaranteed within the regulations."
  • (Brian Donlevy) "I'll keep within the regulations, sir."
  • (Harvey Stephens) "You're a good soldier, Markoff, but I doubt if you're a good sergeant. If you're not, you won't last long in the Legion. Watch your step, or I'll break you."

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