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Carry On... Up the Khyber (1968)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy | 12 December 1968 (USA)
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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Adventure | Comedy

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Alles unter Kontrolle - Keiner blickt durch  »

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Trivia

To receive an 'A' (PG) cinema certificate some risqué dialogue was removed including Brother Belcher's request for "A tool to dig with" and Bungdit Din mentioning a "travelling fakir". The print remains edited to this day. See more »

Goofs

After Captain Keene asks if he can "have a bash", a man in a turban approaches Sidney. Sid's lips are moving and say, "Do you wish," but there is no sound. Then in the next shot we hear him say, "Do you wish to see me?" See more »

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Captain Keene: Then I was going to say keep a stiff upper lip.
Missionary: Well I'm not standing around here waiting for mine to stiffen!
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OR The British Position In India See more »

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Follows Carry on Regardless (1961) See more »

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Light Cavalry Overture
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Written by Franz von Suppé
Heard during polo match
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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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