The British Position in India
"The wind seems a little strong tonight"
"Enlist in the Carry On army and see the world - of laughter"
88 min Colour Cert A
The Stars Sidney James
The Khazi of Kalibar
Serg Major McNutt
Wife No 1
Bungit Din's servant
The Crew Producer
Alan Hume BSc
The Khasi of Kalibar (Kenneth Williams) gets hold of some information, which proves that the Devils in Skirts, the men of the 3rd Foot and Mouth regiment, actually wear something under their kilts and are not to be feared as the natives think. Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond (Sidney James), the governor of India tries to convince the Khasi otherwise.
One of the funniest scenes in the film is at the end when all the British officers are having a dinner party whilst all around them the Burpas are mounting a full scaled assault on their residence. Walls are crumbling, windows are blowing in but inside the British are dining in style with stiff upper lips ignoring what is happening, all except the Missionary (Peter Butterworth) who tells them they all all mad.
This is certainly one of the best, with all the actors having a good time on the screen. Williams, with nostrils full-aflare, is at his best, and Bernard Bresslaw playing an Indian Thug carries the part off with a flourish, relishing the chance to pay a large character as opposed to his later roles as Sids bashful sidekick.