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Carry on in the Legion (1967)
"Follow That Camel" (original title)

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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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Talbot Rothwell the writer of the film, named Anita Harris character "Corktip" after the character "Cigarette", played by Claudette Colbert in Under Two Flags (1936). See more »

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When Angela Douglas meets Kenneth Williams, she is wearing pearl earrings. When she says "Maxamillian!" They have gone, and then they return for the rest of the scene. See more »

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[Sgt. Nocker and Commandant Burger are checking the supplies]
Sgt. Nocker: Salt Tablets, The Pill... The Pill? What do you suppose they use that for?
Commandant Burger: I cannot conceive!
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Old-fashioned and genuinely funny
10 December 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A surprisingly funny instalment of the CARRY ON franchise, given this film's poor reputation amongst fans. A lot of that ill feeling stems from the presence of Phil Silvers (SGT. BILKO) in the cast, replacing Sid James; Silvers is hardly a perfect fit here, but I found that come the end he had acquitted himself well with the material.

And the story is very enjoyable. This is a broad spoof of the Foreign Legion movie, with an upper class toff (Jim Dale, on fine form) and his manservant (Peter Butterworth, excelling in one of his larger roles) drafted into the Legion to do battle against Bernard Bresslaw (excellent) and his nefarious Arabs.

The cast give some very good performances in this one, particularly Kenneth Williams playing a (bizarrely) German officer. Inevitably the gags come thick and fast, and there's a fair share of hits among them too, including some great sight gags. What I noticed in particular, and it may be the nature of the spoof, is that CARRY ON FOLLOW THAT CAMEL has much more in common with the 1950s-era CARRY ON flicks than the crude 1970s ones, and that's perhaps a reason I enjoyed it so much.


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