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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The Carry On team send up the Tarzan tradition in great style. Lady Evelyn Bagley mounts an expedition to find her long-lost baby. Bill Boosey is the fearless hunter and guide. Prof. Tinkle... 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>
The censor had a problem with Bungdit Din's line, "Fakir, off!" A sufficient pause was required between the words "Fakir" and "off". See more »
Lady Ruff-Diamond is seen to become covered in plaster like everyone else during the dinner party. For the last two shots of her speaking at the table and in the subsequent scene outside the residence, however, she is the only one spotlessly clean once more. See more »
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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