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Trailers from Hell: Alan Spencer on Pop-Eyed Brit Comic Marty Feldman’s ‘Last Remake of Beau Geste’

Trailers from Hell: Alan Spencer on Pop-Eyed Brit Comic Marty Feldman's 'Last Remake of Beau Geste'

Marty Feldman Week! begins at Trailers from Hell with TV writer Alan Spencer introducing “The Last Remake of Beau Geste,” which was so drastically re-cut by the studio before its release that Feldman rejected a positive New York Times review, writing the critic and telling him he was wrong.

Pop-eyed Brit comic Marty Feldman directs and stars in this wacky spoof chosen from a list of titles to which Universal owned the remake rights. Taken away from him and completely recut by the studio, it nevertheless ended up a critical and financial success. When the New York Times published a rave review, Feldman wrote a long letter to the critic telling him he was wrong. Apologies for the low picture quality of this transfer.

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