King Of The Khyber Rifles

1953, Movie, NR, 100 mins

This rousing adventure, a remake of John Ford's THE BLACK WATCH, was given the full treatment by Fox, which made this early CinemaScope epic its major Christmas release. Power stars as Capt. Alan King, a half-caste who leads a supply column to the British outpost at Peshawar, India. On the trail his unit is ambushed by rebellious Afridi tribesmen led by Karram Khan (Rolfe), a childhood friend of King's. The soldiers fend off the attack and make it to Peshawar where they are greeted by garrison commander Maitland (Rennie) and his daughter Susan (Moore). Alan and Susan are mutually turned on, leading to a rivalry with Alan's roomie, Lt. Geoffrey Heath (Justin).


Released: 1953 Rated: NR Length: 100 mins

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