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unsettling in places
on 21 March 2007
everyone knows that phil silvers of sgt.bilko fame got the role as sid james was too ill to do this 1967 movie,the producer thought that a big name could fill the void,it couldnt,plus they feed silvers ego by letting him perform some of his own material and staring straight down the camera one time too often,as if he is trying to bond with the audience.However in saying that carry on camel is still a good movie featuring kenny williams,angie ouglas,bernie bresslaw,peter butterworth,joan sims,and jim dale and this film deals with the french foreign legion from the training to the moment of battle,filmed in a beach in england,brighton i think,the film still looks as if it is filmed abroad,the film is witty in what it does but some leading members play second fiddle to silvers,i suppose on a global scale he was the bigger star but this is carry on and we love who we love ,simple as that really,this is a three star film in my opinion and of course that means you should still find a spot for it in your collection.