A Peter Rogers Production
Directed by Gerald Thomas


Screenplay: Talbot Rothwell
Music: Eric Rogers
Certificate A/PG
88 minutes

Sir Sidney Ruff Diamond - Sid James
The Khasi of Kalabar Kenneth Williams
Private Widdle -

Charles Hawtrey

Captain Keene -

Roy Castle

Lady Ruff Diamond - Joan Sims
Bungdit Din -

Bernard Bresslaw

Sergeant Major McNutt

- Terry Scott
Princess Jelhi -

Angela Douglas

Major Shorthouse - Julian Holloway
Ginger -

Peter Gilmore

The Fakir - Cardew Robinson
Stinghi - Leon Thau
Chindi - Michael Mellinger
Wife No1 - Wanda Ventham
Servant - David Spenser
Soldier - Johnny Briggs
Burpa - John Hallam



"British India, 1895. The Burpas are revolting but then again "The Devils in Skirts" who guard the Khyber Pass are none too charming either.

Can Sid James as Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond prevent the scheming Khasi of Kalabar (Kenneth Williams) from starting a full scale rebellion, massacring thousands of innocent people, ending British Rule and making his cushy job obsolete? Can he prevent the secret concerning the 3rd Foot and Mouth Regiment from becoming common knowledge among the natives?

Join the Carry On team in this tale of passion, greed and missing underpants, set in the raging days of the Raj."


The Story

The "Devils in Skirts" are the terror of the Khyber Pass...until the Khazi of Kalabar discovers their dark secret - silk underwear! Armed with this information, he plots to attack them and bring the British rule in India to an end...




Almost (but not quite, I reserve that honour for later) the series' finest hour; Carry On up the Khyber is a feast of outrageous gags and stunning cinematography. Hard to believe that the whole thing was made on a shoestring. All the cast are on top form here, and they are clearly having the time of their lives. If you've never seen a Carry On before, this is the one to start with; it's got the lot.