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

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A bogus legionaire 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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For most of the filming Jim Dale and Peter Butterworth were not speaking to one another, even though they had the majority of scenes together. See more »

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When Bo and Nocker are brought on camel to Oasis El Nooki, and are questioned by Sheikh Abdul Abulbul, he suddenly is seen clutching his whip with both hands, where he had been holding his sword on his hip with his left hand. See more »

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Bertram Oliphant West: If you're going to kill us, why don't you just shoot us now and get it over with?
Abdul: That is an EXCELLENT idea.
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Followed by Carry On... Up the Khyber (1968) See more »

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Phil Silvers was a mistake
28 June 2013 | by (Auckland, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

The Carry On films represent a particular type of English humour. They are slapstick rather than intellectual, but often show a degree of humanity and pathos lacking in American slapstick. For years it has been customary to condemn Carry On as being low-brow and low-budget. They certainly were low budget, particularly compared with their American equivalents, but they compare favourably with the American movies.

It was a mistake to introduce Phil Silvers into this film. He gives the impression over overacting, whereas the British actors are merely camp. His style of humour is crass rather than subtle. Some have said that he dominated the film. He does not. He detracts from it.

This is an enjoyable movie, though undemanding.


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