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Follow That Camel
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Carry on in the Legion -- American comedian Phil Silvers joins the Carry On team for this adventure. Bo, a young English gentleman is accused of a social blunder. Rejected by the woman he loves, he enlists in the Foreign Legion and sets off for the desert.

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Writer:
Talbot Rothwell (screenplay)
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Release Date:
22 September 1967 (UK) See more »
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Tagline:
You'll laugh up a (sand) storm when the "Carry-On" Gang invade the Sa(her)a See more »
Plot:
A bogus legionnaire proves his mettle during an Arab attack. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Bilko meets Carry On See more (24 total) »

Cast

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Phil Silvers ... Sergeant Nocker

Kenneth Williams ... Commandant Maximilian Burger

Jim Dale ... Bertram Oliphant 'Bo' West
Charles Hawtrey ... Captain Le Pice
Joan Sims ... Zig-Zig
Angela Douglas ... Lady Jane Ponsonby
Peter Butterworth ... Simpson

Bernard Bresslaw ... Sheikh Abdul Abulbul
Anita Harris ... Corktip

John Bluthal ... Corporal Clotski
William Mervyn ... Sir Cyril Ponsonby
Peter Gilmore ... Captain Humphrey Bagshaw

Julian Holloway ... Ticket Collector
Larry Taylor ... Riff
William Hurndell ... Raff
David Glover ... Hotel Manager
Julian Orchard ... Doctor
Vincent Ball ... Ship's Officer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Jesson ... Lawrence (scenes deleted)
Simon Cain ... Riff at Abdul's Tent (uncredited)
Elizabeth Counsell ... Harem Girl (uncredited)
Dominique Don ... Harem Girl (uncredited)
Sally Douglas ... Harem Girl (uncredited)
Harry Fielder ... Legionnaire Soldier (uncredited)
Gina Gianelli ... Harem Girl (uncredited)
Angela Grant ... Harem Girl (uncredited)
Helga Jones ... Harem Girl (uncredited)
Harold Kasket ... Hotel Gentleman (uncredited)
Gertan Klauber ... Algerian Spiv (uncredited)
Margot Maxine ... Harem Girl (uncredited)
Michael McStay ... Wicketkeeper (uncredited)
Ricardo Montez ... Riff at Abdul's Tent (uncredited)
Michael Nightingale ... Nightingale the Butler (uncredited)
Zorenah Osborne ... Harem Girl (uncredited)
Edmund Pegge ... Bowler (uncredited)
Jo Rowbottom ... Harem girl (uncredited)
Anne Scott ... Harem Girl (uncredited)
Frank Singuineau ... Riff at Abdul's Tent (uncredited)
Carol Sloan ... Harem Girl (uncredited)
Patsy Snell ... Harem Girl (uncredited)
Gina Warwick ... Harem Girl (uncredited)
Karen Young ... Harem Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Gerald Thomas 
 
Writing credits
Talbot Rothwell (screenplay)

Produced by
Peter Rogers .... producer
 
Original Music by
Eric Rogers 
 
Cinematography by
Alan Hume (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Alfred Roome 
 
Art Direction by
Alex Vetchinsky  (as Vetchinsky)
 
Costume Design by
Emma Selby-Walker 
 
Makeup Department
Stella Rivers .... hairdresser
Geoffrey Rodway .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jack Swinburne .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Bracknell .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Ken Barker .... sound recordist
Dudley Messenger .... sound recordist
Wally Nelson .... dubbing editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Hall .... camera operator
Martin Body .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Jack Gardner .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Eric Rogers .... conductor
 
Other crew
Terence A. Clegg .... location manager (as Terry Clegg)
Joy Mercer .... continuity
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Follow That Camel" - UK (original title)
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Runtime:
95 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:PG | UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1987) (2000) (2003)

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Trivia:
The film takes place in England and Sidi Bel Abbès, Algeria in 1906.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Sergeant Knocker goes to Cork Tip's house he is wearing his medals. However when he is taken to the Oasis El Nooki he isn't wearing them. When he returns to the base after running away from his captors he is wearing them again.See more »
Quotes:
Commandant Burger:[after unveiling Sgt. Nocker as a fake, and he refuses his medal] Nein, nein, nein!
Sgt. Nocker:Well one should be enough!
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Bilko meets Carry On, 11 May 2007
Author: no-skyline from London, England

Another of the historical/costume Carry On's see's Phil Silvers join the Carry On team as a guest star. This was the first time one cast members name had been allowed to headline over the others and this was undoutbly done to increase the series appeal in America. However this is rumoured to have caused friction amongst the regular cast members which is possibly one reason for Kenneth Williams even more over the top than usual performance trying to out do Silvers.

The plot line follows Beau (Jim Dale) and his Butler (Petter Butterworth) join the foreign legion in the 1800's their they meet the conniving Seargent Knocker (Silvers). Seargent Knocker is pretty much just Seargent Bilko in the 1800's which is fine by me as Silvers creation of Bilko is a great character and funny even now over fifty years after the series was broadcast. However the problem being at times this does feel like the Phil Silvers show rather than a carry on. The rest of the cast do OK but it has to be said other than Dale and Breslaw they are either not on their usual high form (Williams and Hawtry as the commanding officers) or underused (an excellent Joan Simms who only appears for less than 10mins in total).

Follow that Camel is a funny film but not as funny as the best of the series Silvers adds star power but it hasn't got enough killer lines. There's not one joke that makes you remember this film like the best Carry On's for instance the daffodil in Nurse, Infamy infamy.... in Cleo or the diner scene in Khyber.

Out of 10 I'm giving it a generous 7 as I'm a big Bilko and Carry On fan. 7/10

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