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Carry on up the Khyber

Carry on up the Khyber
  • 1968
  • UK
  • 87 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Gerald Thomas
  • Written by: Talbot Rothwell
  • Cast: Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Roy Castle, Joan Sims, Angela Douglas, Terry Scott, Bernard Bresslaw, Peter Butterworth

If only one of this tiresomely protracted franchise deserves preservation, it's this one: a cheerful spoof of stiff-upper-lipped war epics such as Zulu, with the smut and the wit for once in perfect balance. ('I've never ridden in a cart pulled by cows before.' 'Bullocks, Mr Belcher.' 'No, I haven't, honestly.') Imperialism has never looked so idiotic.

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