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Follow That Camel (1967)

A bogus legionnaire proves his mettle during an Arab attack.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sgt. Nocker
... Commandant Maximilian Burger
... Bertram Oliphant 'Bo' West
... Capt. Le Pice
... Zig-Zig
Angela Douglas ... Lady Jane Ponsonby
Peter Butterworth ... Simpson
... Sheikh Abdul Abulbul
... Corktip
... Cpl. Clotski
William Mervyn ... Sir Cyril Ponsonby
... Capt. Humphrey Bagshaw
... Ticket Collector
... Riff
... Raff
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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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14 December 1967 (Austria)  »

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Carry On in the Legion  »

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£230,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Shooting had to be halted several times because there was snow on the sands. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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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Phil Silvers was a mistake
28 June 2013 | by 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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