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Carry On Follow That Camel

Carry On Follow That Camel

Gerald Thomas (1967)

90min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
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.

Summary

A disgraced English gentleman joins the Foreign Legion to restore his honour, and proves himself an unlikely hero. Meanwhile, his naive lost love learns he was innocent, and heads to the desert to bring him home. Comedy, starring Phil Silvers, Jim Dale, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Peter Butterworth, Bernard Bresslaw and Joan Sims.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Gerald Thomas
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Available on: Available on video and DVD

Comedy

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