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Talbot Rothwell (screenplay)
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Release Date:
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 legionaire proves his mettle during an arab attack. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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FOLLOW THAT CAMEL (Gerald Thomas, 1967) *** See more (18 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)
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)
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)
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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)
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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 name of the desert fortress was "Fort Zuassantneuf".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Zig Zig tells Knocker that Corktip wants to see him in the back room without being told by anyone.See more »
Quotes:
Commandant Burger:Are you taking Le Pice?
Sgt. Nocker:Please sir, I'm trying to ask a serious question.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Can We Carry On, Girls? (2001) (TV)See more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
FOLLOW THAT CAMEL (Gerald Thomas, 1967) ***, 9 February 2008
Author: MARIO GAUCI (marrod@melita.com) from Naxxar, Malta

I wasn't really expecting much out of this "Carry On" spoof on Foreign Legion films – but it turned out to be a highly agreeable entry in the long-running series. Unusually for them, the film-makers went for an American lead in the person of Phil Silvers – then again, his Sgt. Nocker here was directly inspired by the latter's popular Sgt. Bilko characterization (which originated on TV); actually, the clash of comedy styles works surprisingly well here.

Most of the series stalwarts are on hand – Kenneth Williams as German fort commandant Burger (with matching short hair); Charles Hawtrey as Captain Le Pice(!); Jim Dale as Beau West(!), a dishonored Englishman who joins the legion (accompanied by loyal valet Peter Butterworth) after losing girlfriend Angela Douglas; Bernard Bresslaw has one of his best roles as the flamboyant villainous sheik; and Joan Sims is Madam Zigzig, hostess of the local tavern. Anita Harris also makes an impression as a sultry belly-dancer.

Apart from the traditional desert-march-fraught-with-mirages sequence, there are a couple of delightful running gags here – the naïve Douglas (who decides to stick with Dale) is taken advantage of by several men on her journey to join her lover, and eventually ends in line to being made Bresslaw's 13th wife!; another involves the constant attempts to violently curtail the cock's heralding of each new day by the reluctant soldiers. This good-looking film – which actually anticipates the team's other outing with an exotic setting, the even better CARRY ON...UP THE KHYBER (1968) – is satisfyingly capped by an action-packed climax.

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