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Slaughter on the Khyber Pass (1970)

La furia dei Khyber (original title)
Soldiers on a mission from a fort on the Northwest Frontier of British-Raj India argue over tactics as they seek to deal with reports of a native uprising.

Director:

José Luis Merino

Writers:

Lorenzo Gicca Palli (story) (as Enzo Gicca), Lorenzo Gicca Palli (screenplay) (as Enzo Gicca)
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Peter Lee Lawrence ... Tenente Cullen
Sergio Ciani ... Capitano Miller (as Alan Steel)
Antonio Mayans ... Timul (as Antonio Manyans)
Nello Pazzafini ... Tanauduriam
Carina Monti Carina Monti ... Surama
Pasquale Basile Pasquale Basile ... Sergente Wilkins
Mariano Vidal Molina ... Maggiore Castlewright (as Vidal Molina)
Pasquale Simeoli Pasquale Simeoli ... Lord Krador
Luis Marín ... Hassan
Carlos Quiney Carlos Quiney ... Tantiah (as Charles Quiney)
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Soldiers on a mission from a fort on the Northwest Frontier of British-Raj India argue over tactics as they seek to deal with reports of a native uprising.

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Adventure

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So-so Paella/Spaghetti co-production , plenty of action and adventures developed in the India of the British Raj
29 April 2017 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

A conflict of ideals - a conflict of arms - fought out in the Kyber pass and across the scorching plains and mountains of India . The film portrays a a fort on the Northwest Frontier of British-Raj India commanded Major Castleway (Mariano Vidal Molina) and other officers . And group of people formed by Indian rebels tribes , they're led by Tantya (Carlos , ¨Charles¨ Quiney) , a reluctant chief who to protest against British oppression and tyranny , he becomes a rebel leader and his second-in-command , Tanalunduri (Nello Pazzafini) banded together against the Brits . Rebels carry out strong attacks by robbing , raiding and murdering British forces and the rich and higher castes . Soldiers are commanded by the half-breed Sergeant Cullen (Peter Lee Lawrence , and the stiff-upper-lip Captain Miller (Sergio Ciani) on an assignment to vanquish the native uprising , as they set out in pursuit from the outpost to Kyber pass where is the baddie headquarter . But the regiment is surrounded by the rebel army which spent time in the chase . Meantime , the Red Coats are double-crossed by a traitor (Antonio Mayans) . The Brits strike back displaying their arms and swords , but the rebellious Indians carrying out a brutal slaughter .

This is a Spanish/Italian attempt to match the US adventures spectacles of the mid-sixties and early seventies , containing derring-do , sword-play , spectacular battles , gorgeous outdoors and being quite entertaining , though a little mediocre . It's a fiery as well as adventurous outing , set late 19th-century adventure yarn that makes little sense but bulges with emotion that keeps coming at you , as action and adventures are maintained throughout . It's one of several adventures-action pictures made in Spain of the sixties that such Spanish/Italian stars , regulars in co-productions as Peter Lee Lawrence : Western ordinary , Alan Steel or Sergio Ciani : Peplum customary , Mariano Vidal Molina , Charles Quiney : Jose Luis Merino's fetish actor , and Antonio Mayans : Jesús Franco habitual , among others . It packs an atmospheric cinematography , though a perfect remastering is necessary . Being shot on location in Monastery of Piedra and Los Monegros , Zaragoza , Spain , showing splendidly the stark landscapes , deserts , mountains and gorgeous falls and caves.

Te motion picture was professionally directed by Jose Luis Merino , though resulted to be mediocre . He's a skill and successfully craftsman . Merino often uses same actors , such as Stelvio Rossi , Peter Lee Lawrence and Charles Quiney . He has written/directed numerous films of all kinds of genres such as Terror : Ivanna , The hanging woman ; Euro-spy : Colpo Sensazionale al Servicio Del Sifar ; Chorizo/Spaghetti Western : More Dollars for the MacGregors , Frontera Sur , Réquiem for the gringo , Gatling gun , Seven ride to death , ; Wartime : Last Panzer battle , Hell commandos , A Bullet for Rommel , When heroes die ; Musical : Europa Canta , Aquellos Tiempos Del Cuple , and his most successful films are the fresh and diverting adventures : Tarzan and King Salomon's mines , Robin Hood , Rebelion De Bucaneros , El Zorro knight of Justice , El Zorro De Monterrey , Last adventure of Zorro and this one.


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Italy | Spain

Language:

Spanish | Italian

Release Date:

19 March 1970 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fury of the Khybers See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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