Freshly arrived Sandhurst-trained Captain Alan King, better versed in Pashtun then any of the veterans and born locally as army brat, survives an attack on his escort to his Northwest Frontier province garrison near the Khyber pass because of Ahmed, a native Afridi deserter from the Muslim fanatic rebel Karram Khan's forces. As soon as his fellow officers learn his mother was a native Muslim which got his parents disowned even by their own families, he falls prey to stubborn prejudiced discrimination, Lieutenant Geoffrey Heath even moves out of their quarters, except from half-Irish Lt. Ben Baird.

  1. Henry King


  2. Talbot Mundy


  3. Ben Roberts


  4. Ivan Goff


  5. Harry Kleiner


Top Billed Cast

  1. Tyrone Power

    Tyrone Power

    Capt. Alan King

  2. Terry Moore

    Terry Moore

    Susan Maitland

  3. Michael Rennie

    Michael Rennie

    Brig. Gen. J. R. Maitland

  4. John Justin

    John Justin

    Lt. Geoffrey Heath

  5. Guy Rolfe

    Guy Rolfe

    Karram Khan

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King of the Khyber Rifles
King of the Khyber Rifles


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  • December 23, 1953


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 40m

Budget -

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