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Captain Donald King of the British Army goes to India just as World War I breaks out, convincing his comrades that he is a coward. In reality, he is on a secret mission to rescue British... See more »

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Capt. Donald Gordon King
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Yasmani
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Field Marshal
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Lt. Malcolm King
Cyril Chadwick ...
Maj. Twynes
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Colonel of the Black Watch
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Rewa Ghunga
David Percy ...
Soloist - Black Watch Officer
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Mohammed Khan
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General in India (as Claud King)
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Harrim Bey
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Allen ...
Sandy (uncredited)
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42nd Highlander (uncredited)
Arthur Clayton ...
42nd Highlander (uncredited)
Joseph Diskay ...
Muezzin (uncredited)
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Maj. MacGregor (uncredited)
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42nd Highlander (uncredited)
Frankie Genardi ...
Bit Part (uncredited)
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Sandy's Wife (uncredited)
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Indian Dancer (uncredited)
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42nd Highlander (uncredited)
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42nd Highlander (uncredited)
Arthur Metcalfe ...
42nd Highlander (uncredited)
Jack Pennick ...
42nd Highlander (uncredited)
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42nd Highlander (uncredited)
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Doctor (uncredited)
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O'Connor--Black Watch Officer (uncredited)
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General's Aide (uncredited)
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Bit Part (uncredited)
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Adjutant (uncredited)
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42nd Highlander (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Ford

Written by

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James Kevin McGuinness ... (dialogue)
 
Talbot Mundy ... (novel "King of the Khyber Rifles")
 
John Stone ... (writer)

Produced by

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Winfield R. Sheehan ... producer (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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Joseph H. August ... (as Joseph A. August)

Film Editing by

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Alex Troffey

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Edward O'Fearna ... assistant director (uncredited)
Wingate Smith ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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William S. Darling ... settings
John Wayne ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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W.W. Lindsay Jr. ... sound recording engineer
Willard W. Starr ... sound (as Willard Starr)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Joseph H. August ... lighting designer (uncredited)
Clarence Hewitt ... still photographer (uncredited)
Irving Rosenberg ... second camera (uncredited)
J.P. Van Wormer ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Harry Webb ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Music Department

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William Kernell ... arranger

Other crew

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Anne Bruant ... french adaptation: original version with subtitles
William Fox ... presenter
Lumsden Hare ... dialogue director

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  • RGB (French subtitles)

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Plot Summary

Captain Donald King of the British Army goes to India just as World War I breaks out, convincing his comrades that he is a coward. In reality, he is on a secret mission to rescue British soldiers held prisoner there. Written by Jim Beaver

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Taglines THE CHARACTERS ACTUALLY LIVE. (Print Ad- Auckland Star, ((Auckland, NZ)) 7 September 1929) See more »
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Also Known As
  • King of the Khyber Rifles (United States)
  • King of the Khyber Rifles (Ireland, English title)
  • King of the Khyber Rifles (United Kingdom)
  • La garde noire (France)
  • Shari, la hechicera (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 93 min
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Budget $400,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia This was the first sound feature that John Ford directed. Unable to shout orders to the actors, he had his brother, First Assistant Edward O'Fearna dress up as a rifleman and mingle with the crowd whispering Ford's instructions to the principal actors. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Hollywood (1980). See more »
Soundtracks Flower of Delight See more »

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