In India, Private Jimmy Widdle (Charles Hawtrey) is discovered wearing underpants under his kilt, shattering the myth of Scottish invincibility that has kept the natives in line. The Khasi of Kalabar (Kenneth Williams) hears the news and tries to throw out the Brits.
The villainous Khasi plans a rebellion against the Governor, Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond (Sid James), but the contents of Sir Sidney’s Highlanders’ kilts sees off the Khasi.
Lady Ruff-Diamond (Joan Sims) manages to capture on film the kilted Third Foot and Mouth regiment in a most revealing situation.
Where would we be without the Carry On series?
Cranked out at a rate that would make today’s Bollywood factory double-take, the Carry On films managed to distil British lavatorial humour into the cinematic equivalent of fine wine.
Carry on up the Khyber used Snowdonia to stand in for India and made do with the costumes left over from the recently-completed Zulu (1964). Classy stuff.
Pvt Jimmy Widdle
Khasi of Kalabar
Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond
Sgt Mjr McNutt
Pvt Ginger Hale