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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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Gales of laughter as the wind blows up the Khyber and the kilts of the 'Carry On' army! [Australia theatrical] See more »

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12 December 1968 (USA)  »

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Alles unter Kontrolle - Keiner blickt durch  »

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The Rank Organisation, which had recently taken over as distributor of the Carry On films, was initially reluctant to use the title "Carry On Up The Khyber" because "Khyber Pass" is Cockney rhyming slang for arse/ass. Instead they wanted to change the title to "Carry On Up The Regiment". See more »

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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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Major Shorthouse: Oh, Fudge!
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OR The British Position In India See more »

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Follows Carry on Spying (1964) See more »

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Rule, Britannia!
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Music by Thomas Augustine Arne
Lyrics by James Thomson
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Carry On at its best.
3 November 2007 | by (Great Britain Baby, yeah.) – See all my reviews

The Carry On series had many ups and downs, but this offering is the best of the entire series and a fantastic comedy in its own right. The jokes come fast and often and the overall quality of the film is apparent. This is the perfect Carry On line up too, Sid James, Kenneth Williams lead the cast which includes Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Terry Scott, Bernard Bresslaw and Peter Butterworth, all of whom are at the peak of their craft. The addition of Roy Castle to the cast as the heroic lead is perfect and the sets and set pieces are great.

The story, which is one of the most coherent, is set during the British occupation of India during the reign of Queen Victoria. Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond (Sid James) is thrust into the middle of a plot to reveal the feared 'Devils in Skirts' the British army who traditionally wear nothing under their kilts as underwear wearing oppressors by the Khasi of Kalabar (a deliciously sneering Kenneth Williams) who intends to start a revolution and end Sir Sidney's cushy job. Stiff upper lips, cross dressing, randy missionaries, stolen underwear and a final brilliant dinner scene in the midst of a full scale revolt showcase the reason that the Carry On Series and not Monty Python is the best representation of British comedy at its finest.

Take a tea break and check out this comedy gem from the bosom of the British Empire.


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