Joe Camp, the writer and director of Benji, tried his hand with another breed of animal in this comedy. A U.S. Cavalry unit in Texas is having a hard time dealing with horses who aren't acclimated to the hot, dry weather, so it becomes the subject of an experiment -- instead of horses, the cavalry men will be issued camels, with hapless Howard Clemmons (James Hampton) put in charge of training the soldiers to handle their new mounts. While no one is happy with the arrangement at first, in time the soldiers become quite fond of their camels, so they're quite upset when the experiment is declared a failure and they're ordered to let the camels go free. Hawmps! also starred Western stalwarts Slim Pickens, Denver Pyle, and Jack Elam; well-known animal trainer Frank Inn has a bit part as a cook. Hawmps! was originally released at 126 minutes, though it was soon trimmed to 113 minutes; the shorter version is the only one in circulation at this time.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/22/2005
UPC: 0018713504852
Original Release: 1976
Rating: G
Source: Good Times Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:52:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Hampton Howard Clemmons
Christopher Connelly Uriah Tibbs
Slim Pickens Naman Tucker
Denver Pyle Col. Seymour Hawkins
Mimi Maynard Jennifer Hawkins
Jack Elam Bad Jack Cutter
Lee de Broux Fitzgerald
Herb Vigran Smitty
Jesse Davis Mariachi Singer
Frank Inn Cook
Joe Camp Actor
Catherine Hearne Actor
Henry Max Kendrick Col. Zachary
Cyntia Smith Actor
Don Starr Actor
Larry Swartz Cpl. LeRoy
Mike Travis Logan
Tiny Wells Higgins

Technical Credits
Joe Camp Director,Producer
William Bickley Screenwriter
Euel Box Score Composer
Terry Donnelly Asst. Director
Ned Parsons Art Director
Don Reddy Cinematographer
Leon Seith Editor
A.Z. Smith Executive Producer
Ben Vaughn Co-producer
Michael Warren Screenwriter
Harland Wright Production Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Young Lieutenant [9:24]
2. Godforsaken Wilderness [6:58]
3. Whiskey Talk [10:39]
4. Horse Soldiers [11:28]
5. Hawmp-Back Critter [8:05]
6. Real Test [8:56]
7. Officially Over [8:50]
8. Dramatic Proof [9:46]
9. Dagger Flats [9:58]
10. Waterhole #4 [8:51]
11. Too Late [11:12]
12. Unfortunate End [8:31]

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Hawmps! 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
"Hawmps?" itself is an excellent little light comedy that tells the tale of when the pre Civil War U.S. Army experimented using camels. It's good natured fun for the family with lots of light laughs. But the DVD is one of the absoloute worst I've ever seen in my entire life. It's so fuzzy and blurry that you can hardly make out anything on the screen. Avoid it until a better version comes out.