Follow That Camel. Image shows from L to R: Corktip (Anita Harris), Simpson (Peter Butterworth), Bertram 'Bo' Oliphant West (Jim Dale), Sergeant Ernie Nocker (Phil Silvers). Copyright: Peter Rogers Productions.

Follow That Camel

1967 British comedy film about a young aristocrat. Stars Phil Silvers, Kenneth Williams, Jim Dale, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims and others.

Follow That Camel. Image shows from L to R: Commandant Maximilian Burger (Kenneth Williams), Lady Jane Ponsonby (Angela Douglas), Bertram 'Bo' Oliphant West (Jim Dale), Sergeant Ernie Nocker (Phil Silvers). Copyright: Peter Rogers Productions.

Follow That Camel

Comedy from the Carry On team about a young English aristocrat who joins the Foreign Legion. Phil Silvers guest stars

Genre
Film
Released
1967
Starring
Phil Silvers, Kenneth Williams, Jim Dale, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Angela Douglas, Peter Butterworth, Bernard Bresslaw and others
Writer
Talbot Rothwell
Director
Gerald Thomas
Producer
Peter Rogers

1906. Young aristocrat Bertram 'Bo' West is disgraced on the cricket pitch in a dirty, underhand trick designed to see him robbed of his beloved, Lady Jane Ponsonby. Innocent but shamed, Bo decides there is only one thing left to do: accompanied by manservant Simpson, he heads to the African desert to join the French Foreign Legion.

Arriving in Algeria, he finds himself in Sidi Bel Abbes and ascertains the nearest Legion encampment to be at Fort Zuassantneuf, and he - and Simpson - duly sign on, under the control of Commandant Burger, Sergeant Nocker and Captain Le Pice.

Un-used to such a lifestyle, West and Simpson soon find themselves literally up to their necks in trouble with Nocker, but his is a voice Simpson recognises from an earlier stop on their trip.

Not long after their arrival, Lady Jane is in hot pursuit, having discovered the truth about the cricket match. But with a local tribe set on laying waste to the fort and all inside, not to mention Jane's past, Burger's love and Nocker's laziness, reuniting the young English lovers is easier said than done.

Production Details

Part of

Carry On Films

UK certificate
A
Duration
95 minutes
Release date
Thursday 14th December 1967
Distributor

The Rank Organisation

Production company
Also known as
  • Carry On Follow That Camel (Re-release title.)
  • Carry On In The Legion (Foreign title)
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Saturday 10th August 2019 at 12:10am on ITV3

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