Carry On Up The Khyber

Carry On Up the Khyber

Gerald Thomas (1968)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Only the Carry Ons could get away with using a wooden gate in Snowdonia as the farthest flung outpost of the British Empire. Originally to be called Carry On the Regiment, this is rightly regarded as one of the best in the series. Affectionately mocking Hollywood's Raj adventures, Talbot Rothwell's script is stuffed with ludicrous names, classic one-liners and memorable moments, none better than the dinner party under fire, which provides Peter Butterworth with his finest hour. Kenneth Williams is superb as the Khasi of Kalabar, but it's Sid James and Joan Sims who steal the show as the Ruff-Diamonds.


British forces in colonial India find themselves in deep trouble when a manic local ruler discovers the soldiers' fearsome reputation is thoroughly undeserved - prompting open rebellion. Comedy, starring Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Roy Castle, Joan Sims, Bernard Bresslaw and Terry Scott.

Cast & Crew

Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond Sidney James
Khasi of Kalabar Kenneth Williams
Private James Widdle Charles Hawtrey
Captain Keene Roy Castle
Lady Ruff-Diamond Joan Sims
Bungdit Din Bernard Bresslaw
Brother Belcher Peter Butterworth
Sergeant Major MacNutt Terry Scott
Princess Jelhi Angela Douglas
Fakir Cardew Robinson
Major Shorthouse Julian Holloway
Ginger Peter Gilmore
Stinghi Leon Thau
Wife No 1 Wanda Ventham
Director Gerald Thomas
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Rank Film Dists LtdAvailable on: video and DVD
Comedy Drama