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This is not one of their best films but I liked it. The story is admittedly thin with a slight overbalance of the Bilko of the Dunes, the film feels rushed sometimes and Joan Sims the great actress she was has sadly little to do here. That said, I liked the set and costume design and the cinematography was good. The script is full of puns and innuendos, and there are some fun jokes particularly the Mustapha Leek one. The acting is decent generally, some of the regulars such as Sims are underused, but Phil Silvers is really quite excellent here, and Kenneth Williams, Jim Dale and Charles Hawtrey play their parts well. Overall, not exceptional but decent. 6/10 Bethany Cox
Absurdish even by Carry On standards, this film would be so politically incorrect now it couldn't be made (I like that). Basically, its the story of Bo, played by Jim Dale, who joins the French Foreign Legion due to a misunderstanding at a cricket game. Phil Silvers plays the Sargeant in this film, and Kenneth Williams reminds me of the Colonel in Hogan's Heroes. It has a few good gags, but it is also very labored. I found my attention wandering through it, never a ringing endorsement for a comedy. Phil Silvers tries, but the film just plods along. If you're a Carry On completist, by all means watch it. I've seen much better from them.
Not sure you could get away with screening this on BBC1 early evening these days, though its strangely reassuring to find that the old Middle Eastern Muslim antipathy goes back 100 years and is hardly anything new. Bernard Bresslaw is a revelation as the swarthy anti-imperialist and I must say I prefer him in this to his similar role in Carry On Up The Kyber, which others prefer.Many Carry Ons basically take one movie and spoof if, be it The Scarlet Pimpernel, Cleopatra, Hammer horror, James Bond. This one does The Four Feathers, as young posh boy Jim Dale leaves Blighty brokenhearted to join the Foreign Legion, with his trusty manservant in tow.Production values are high, which makes this a joy to watch on DVD. The desert may be Camber Sands, but as this was filmed in the summer of 1967, you get some lovely shots of blazing blue skies, unlike other Carry Ons which are meant to be balmy summer but in fact were filmed in February.Kenneth Williams mentions his tensions with interloper P…