A Peter Rogers Production
Directed by Gerald Thomas


Screenplay: Talbot Rothwell
Music: Eric Rogers
Certificate A/PG
90 minutes

Sergeant Knocker - Phil Silvers
Commandant Burger Kenneth Williams
Bertram Oliphant West -

Jim Dale

Captain Le Pice -

Charles Hawtrey

Simpson - Peter Butterworth
Zigzig -

Joan Sims

Sheikh Abdul Abulbul

- Bernard Bresslaw
Lady Jane Ponsonby -

Angela Douglas

Corktip - Anita Harris
Corporal Clotski - John Bluthall
Sir Cyril Ponsonby - William Mervyn
Captain Bagshaw - Peter Gilmore
Ticket Collector - Julian Holloway
Riff - Larry Taylor
Raff - Richard Hurndall
Doctor - Julian Orchard
Hotel Manager - David Glover
Ship's Officer - Vincent Ball



"When the Carry On team head for the sea of sand, there's a legion of laughs to be had, plus pure gold in Phil Silvers' raucous performance as Sergeant Nocker.

Carry On Follow That Camel is an historical spectacular with a host of harem beauties, a bevy of blood thirsty Bedouins and a troupe of Legionnaires getting the hump!"


The Story

Bertram West, following an incident at a cricket match, where he is accused of ungentlemanly behaviour, runs away to join the foreign legion along with his batman, Simpson. The fort he is stationed at is beseiged by the hordes of Sheikh Abdul Abulbul, which wouldn't be so bad if the soldiers running it weren't just as dangerous!

Meanwhile back in England, Beau's girlfriend realises how unjustly he has been treated and sets out to find him and bring him home...




Sergeant Bilko with sand...it's a good film, but the very presence of Phil Silvers makes this film something other than a Carry On. Silvers is, nevertheless, very good (as are the entire cast, especially Jim Dale and Peter Butterworth), but it just doesn't seem right, somehow. This film seems much more at home out of the context of the Carry On series; a great comedy, but not a great Carry On.