Carry On Follow That Camel 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…
Phil Silvers joins the Carry On troupe
Carry On Follow That Camel The traditions of the French Foreign Legion get the full treatment by the Carry On gang in Carry On in the Legion. You’ll never watch Beau Geste again and look at it the same way after seeing this.
Jim Dale and his butler Peter Butterworth following him loyally enlist in the Legion after one of those English honor affairs. They get the privilege of serving at a post commanded by German officer Kenneth Williams with Captain Charles Hawtrey as number two. After that Angela Douglas who Dale was seeing in the United Kingdom comes North Africa to get him back because his name has been cleared.
The Carry On troupe took on an American in the cast. Phil Silvers playing a version of his Sergeant Bilko character is the sergeant who puts Dale and Butterworth through the ringer until they discover that his various missions and tales of derring do have all been lies. Silvers has been seeing lots of action, but it’s with Joan Sims over at her café.
All this while the Riffs are revolting. Beau Geste maybe the basis for the satire, but some of the gags come out Abbott&Costello in the Foreign Legion. Only Bud and Lou were never into sexual innuendo which the Carry On gang was noted for.
You’ll find a lot of laughs in Carry On In The Legion. A hard to find DVD especially in Region 1