GenreComedy Music directorLouis Levy, Jack Beaver LanguageEnglish
WriterGuy Bolton, W.P. Lipscomb Release dateOctober 1934 CastJack Hulbert (Jack Campbell), Anna Lee (Anita Rodgers), Hartley Power (Nicholas), Harold Huth (Dr. Zhiga), Allan Jeayes (Sheikh), Peter Gawthorne (Col. Fairley) Similar moviesMe and Marlborough (1935), Good Morning - Boys (1937), Ask a Policeman (1939), Sands of the Desert (1960), Wheres That Fire? (1940)
The camels are coming 1934
The Camels are Coming is a 1934 British comedy adventure film directed by Tim Whelan and starring Jack Hulbert, Anna Lee, Hartley Power and Harold Huth. A British officer in the Royal Egyptian Air Force combats drug smugglers.
Based on a story by Tim Whelan and Russell Medcraft, the film was directed by Tim Whelan, an American who made a number of British films. It was filmed at Islington Studios and on location in Egypt around Cairo and Gizeh including at the famous Shepheard's Hotel.
Many of the scenes later had to be reshot in London as sand had got into the cameras, and high winds prevented the recording of dialogue.
It was a major success at the British box office, but was not released in the United States.
During the film Anna Lee met Robert Stevenson, whom she subsequently married.