Follow That Camel

Continuity mistake: During the dinner sequence, Angela Douglas is handed a letter. She is seen holding it with her right hand, but when the man seated next to her asks "What is it, my beloved?" we cut back to Angela and she is now holding the letter with her left hand.

Factual error: The song that Bo and the others use to trick Abdul into thinking there are reinforcements is "Durch die Grune Heide", a marching song used during the Second World War. However, the film is set in 1906.

Continuity mistake: During the attack on Fort Zuassantneuf, Commandant Burger has a monocle over his right eye. When Burger says "Look out, here they come!" his monocle has disappeared, but a few shots later it has re-appeared.

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Trivia: When Commandant Burger yells "Silence!" to Bo West during the parade inspection, West drops the rifle on Burger's foot. Jim Dale accidentally dropped the rifle on Kenneth Williams' foot, his painful reaction was genuine and the injury caused Williams to limp for the remainder of his scenes. Dale swore it was accidental but Williams insisted in his autobiography that it was deliberate.

Trivia: Sid James was intending to play the role of Sergeant Nocker, but suffered a massive heart attack and was replaced by Phil Silvers.

Trivia: Phil Silvers was dramatically losing his sight during filming, so he had to wear both contact lens and glasses.

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Sgt. Nocker: Hold it baby. How about giving us the Dance of the Two Veils?
Corktip: You mean seven veils.
Sgt. Nocker: Why bother with preliminaries?

Sgt. Nocker: Ah, Egypt. Land of mystery. Home of the mighty fairies.
Bertram Oliphant West: You mean pharaohs.
Sgt. Nocker: I know what I mean.

Simpson: You mean all these ladies are the Sheikh's wives?
Sgt. Nocker: Yes. What's so terrible about that?
Simpson: Think, all those mothers in law.


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