Carry On Follow That Camel

  • PG
  • Gerald Thomas (1967)
  • UK
  • 90 min
Carry On Follow That Camel
Film Review
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2 out of 5

Originally released under the title Follow That Camel, this disappointing spoof on Beau Geste was only later added to the Carry On series and there's no denying it sits uncomfortably alongside the rest. Although many of the regular team are on duty at Fort Zuassantneuf, the presence of Phil Silvers overbalances the story. There are comic oases along the way, however, with the Mustapha Leek joke being the most memorable, but too much emphasis is placed on Silvers's "Bilko of the Dunes" routine, while many of the other Foreign Legion gags are shamelessly borrowed from Laurel and Hardy's Beau Hunks.

Plot Summary

Comedy starring Phil Silvers and Jim Dale. Unjustly accused of being a cheat, Bertram Oliphant West joins the French Foreign Legion where he immediately falls foul of obnoxious Sergeant Nocker and unfriendly Sheik Abdul Abulbul.

Cast and crew

Cast

Sergeant Nocker
Phil Silvers
Bertram Oliphant West
Jim Dale
Simpson
Peter Butterworth
Captain Le Pice
Charles Hawtrey
Commandant Burger
Kenneth Williams
Corktip
Anita Harris
Zigzig
Joan Sims
Abdul
Bernard Bresslaw
Lady Jane Ponsonby
Angela Douglas
Corporal Clotski
John Bluthal
Riff
Larry Taylor
Raff
William Hurndell
Algerian spiv
Gertan Klauber
Bagshaw
Peter Gilmore
Doctor
Julian Orchard

Crew

Director
Gerald Thomas

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Available on video and DVD
Certificate PG
Categories
Comedy

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