Beau Geste 03/24/20
Welcome to a classic from the Golden Year of 1939, directed in fine style by Wild Bill Wellman and well cast with Paramount stars Gary Cooper, Ray Milland, and Robert Preston, and with Brian Donlevy as one of the movies’ most hissable villains. The popular story has been remade and spoofed innumerable times, yet this remains the indelible best version. A commentary with William Wellman Jr. and Frank Thompson points out many things we didn’t notice before, including where some excised scenes belong, and what originally happened in them. With Susan Hayward, J. Carrol Naish, Albert Dekker, Broderick Crawford, and Donald O’Connor. On Blu-ray from KL Studio Classics.