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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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Phil Silvers had short term memory loss during the making of the film and had to have boards placed behind the camera in order that he remembered his lines. Kenneth Williams publicly rebuked him both on-set and his personal diaries for this. 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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Abdul: The Prophet has truly said. The behaviour of the white infidels is like blood coming from a stone. Bleedin' mystery.
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So So
28 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Absurdish even by Carry On standards, this film would be so politically incorrect now it couldn't be made (I like that). Basically, its the story of Bo, played by Jim Dale, who joins the French Foreign Legion due to a misunderstanding at a cricket game. Phil Silvers plays the Sargeant in this film, and Kenneth Williams reminds me of the Colonel in Hogan's Heroes. It has a few good gags, but it is also very labored. I found my attention wandering through it, never a ringing endorsement for a comedy. Phil Silvers tries, but the film just plods along. If you're a Carry On completist, by all means watch it. I've seen much better from them.


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