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Carry on in the Legion (1967)

Follow That Camel (original title)
A bogus legionnaire proves his mettle during an Arab attack.

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Bertram Oliphant West (also known as Bo West) wants to clear his unjustly smeared reputation. He joins the Foreign Legion, with Simpson his manservant in tow. But the fort they get posted to is full of eccentric legionnaires, and there is trouble brewing with the locals too. Unbeknown to Bo, his lady love has followed him in disguise... Written by Simon N. McIntosh-Smith <Simon.N.Smith@cs.cf.ac.uk>

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22 September 1967 (UK)  »

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£230,000 (estimated)
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The final scene when the face of the baby is shown the script said that Phil Silvers would be used. However, in the end Kenneth Williams did the scene as the baby. See more »

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A group of legionnaires are seen approaching the camera. Their shadows are to their left on the right side of the screen. They are next seen with their backs to the camera. Their shadows are now to their right on the right side of the screen. See more »

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Simpson: You mean all these ladies are the Sheikh's wives?
Sgt. Nocker: Yes. What's so terrible about that?
Simpson: Think, all those mothers in law!
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Follows Carry on Nurse (1959) See more »

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Still worth a chuckle
1 April 2006 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I think this was one of the funniest carry on films,it would have to be some where in the top 10.The story is based on Beau Geste,with quite a few changes.Phil Silvers seems relaxed in his role,almost as if he has starred in other carry on films,he was probably the replacement for Sid James.Although Phil Silvers fits the role perfectly,in his usual SGT Bilko style.Anita Harris only starred in two carry on films,and you wonder why she wasn't asked to do more,as she was popular with the male audiences.All the characters are very good,and the best use has been made of their talents.Kenneth Williams playing the German called Burger,Charles Hawtrey playing the Frenchman Le piece.Bernard Bresslaw gives his best carry on performance as the Arab leader.I think one of the funniest parts of this film is when the Legionaires are having a sandcastle competition,and it breaks into a fight,and the Arabs are looking on thinking their all stupid.In all still a funny film,with a good cast who sadly most are not with us anymore.


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