Carry On

or
The British Position in India
 

"The wind seems a little strong tonight"

"Whose?"

     Carry On Up The Khyber
"Enlist in the Carry On army and see the world - of laughter"

 

Running Time - 88m Colour Certificate - A
Budget - 260,000 UK Release - September 1968
Shot - 8 April 1968 - 31 May 1968
Foreign Titles
Denmark - Carry On Gunga Din Poland - Argument in the Khyber
Hungary - Carry On Khyber Strait

 

The Stars
Sidney James
Kenneth Williams
Charles Hawtrey
Roy Castle
Joan Sims
Bernard Bresslaw
Peter Butterworth
Terry Scott
Angela Douglas
Cardew Robinson
Julian Holloway
Peter Gilmore
Leon Thau
Michael Mellinger
Wanda Ventham
David Spenser
Johnny Briggs
John Hallum

Patrick Allen
Valerie Leon
Sidney Ruff-Diamond
The Khazi of Kalibar
Private Widdle
Captain Keene
Lady Ruff-Diamond
Bungdit Din
Missionary
Serg Major McNutt
Princess Jelhi
The Fakir
Major Shorthouse
Ginger
Stinghi
Chindi
Wife No 1
Bungit Din's servant
Sporran soldier
Burpa
Narrator
Hospitality Girl
The Crew
Producer
Director
Screenplay
Music
Cinematographer
Editor
Peter Rogers
Gerald Thomas
Talbot Rothwell
Eric Rogers
Alan Hume BSc
Alan Roome

 

Synopsis

The Khasi of Kalibar (Kenneth Williams) gets hold of some information, which proves that the ‘Devils in Skirts’, the men of the 3rd Foot and Mouth regiment, aAll lift boysctually wear something under their kilts and are not to be feared as the natives think. Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond (Sidney James), the governor of India tries to convince the Khasi otherwise.

One of the funniest scenes in the film is at the end when all the British officers are having a dinner party whilst all around them the Burpas are mounting a full scaled assault on their residence.  Walls are crumbling, windows are blowing in but inside the British are dining in style with stiff upper lips ignoring what is happening, all except the Missionary (Peter Butterworth) who tells them they all all ‘mad’.

This is certainly one of the best, with all the actors having a good time on the screen.  Williams, with nostrils full-aflare, is at his best, and Bernard Bresslaw playing an Indian Thug carries the part off with a flourish, relishing the chance to pay a large character as opposed to his later roles as Sid’s bashful sidekick.

 


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