King of the Khyber Rifles (1953)





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This remake of John Ford's The Black Watch (29) stars Tyrone Power as British army captain stationed in India in 1857. Shunned by his fellow officers because he is a half caste, Power defies the social structure of the era by falling in love with the daughter (Terry Moore) of his superior officer. Power proves his loyalty to the Crown by quelling an uprising, led by his Indian boyhood friend (Guy Rolfe). The actors do their best, but the storyline is trite and stilted when dwelling on matters of honor and romance. King of the Khyber Rifles works best as an action picture--and in this respect it is immensely superior to the earlier John Ford film, which almost plays like a comedy when seen today.
Action & Adventure , Classics , Drama
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Twentieth Century Fox


Tyrone Power
as Capt. Alan King
Terry Moore
as Susan Maitland
Michael Rennie
as Brig. Gen. J. R. Maitland
John Justin
as Lt. Geoffrey Heath
Guy Rolfe
as Karram Khan
Richard Wyler
as Lt. Ben Baird
Murray Matheson
as Maj. Ian MacAllister
Frank de Kova
as Ali Nur
as Native Dancer
Gilchrist Stuart
as Officer of the Week
Karam Dhaliwal
as Pal-Singh
Aly Wassil
as Raschild
John Farrow
as Cpl. Stuart
Richard Peel
as Sgt. Fowler
Alberto Morin
as Rahim Bey
Alan Lee
as Ishmael
Gavin Muir
as Maj. Lee
Tom Cound
as Capt. Rogers
Patrick Whyte
as Lt. White
Ramsey Hill
as Cavalry Officer
Ramsay Hill
as Cavalry Officer
Maurice Colbourne
as Hamid Bahri
David Cota
as Singer
Naji Cabbay
as Servant
George Keymas
as Akridi Horsemen
Mohinder Bedi
as Servant
Lal Chand Mehra
as Tribal Chieftain
Eghiche Harout
as Tribal Chieftain
Joe Sawaya
as Tribal Chieftain
Richard Stapley
as Lt. Ben Baird
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