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Carry On... Up the Khyber (1968)

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Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond looks after the British outpost near the Khybar pass. Protected by the kilted Third Foot and Mouth regiment, you would think they were safe. But the Khazi of Kalabar... See full summary »

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Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond looks after the British outpost near the Khybar pass. Protected by the kilted Third Foot and Mouth regiment, you would think they were safe. But the Khazi of Kalabar has other ideas. He wants all the British dead! But his troops fear the "skirted-devils"; they are rumoured not to wear anything underneath. Then one is caught with his pants on... Written by Simon N. McIntosh-Smith <Simon.N.Smith@cs.cf.ac.uk>

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12 December 1968 (USA)  »

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Alles unter Kontrolle - Keiner blickt durch  »

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The character name of Bunghit Din (Bernard Bresslaw) was a spoof of Rudyard Kipling's "Gunga Din" character who first appeared in Kipling's poem of the same name in 1892. See more »

Goofs

Captain Keene informs Sidney Ruff-Diamond that Princess Jelhi told him that her father has a photograph of the inspection parade (showing the soldiers were wearing underpants). However in the previous scene, Princess Jelhi makes no mention of the photograph, only that her father was planning an uprising to kill all the British. See more »

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The Khasi of Kalabar: [unimpressed by the Fakir's performance] Bring on the dancing girls. Get rid of this idiot!
Bungdit Din: Fakir! Off!
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Referenced in Mystery Men (1999) See more »

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Trying to keep it stiff - Carry On style.
5 May 2004 | by (Lampeter, Wales) – See all my reviews

The Carry On's are quintessentially British in outlook and tone, with a reliance on bodily functions, female anatomy and double entendres that make the Farrelly Brothers 'comedies' look like models of restraint.

Set within the British position in India, Khyber raises its' sights as high as satire, with many a comment made about the state of the British nation in 1968 but also with a glib nod to the Victorian mores of that era. A splendid rosta of Carry On stars, superb names - The Khasi of Khalibar, Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond et al, excellent production values, a full-on script by Talbot Rothwell, and who can forget such wondrous lines as "She is enamoured of the Khasi", really do make this movie the highpoint of the 31-strong series.

A true British classic, possibly the best British comedy of them all and so utterly charming in its' outlook of trying to keep it stiff (upper lips, of course!) that it remains as fresh today as it did in the sixties.


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