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King of the Khyber Rifles

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King of the Khyber Rifles 1953 Starring Tyrone Power

Freshly arrived Sandhurst-trained Captain Alan King, survives an attack on his escort to his North-West Frontier Province garrison near the Khyber Pass because of Ahmed, a native Afridi deserter from the Muslim fanatic rebel Karram Khan's forces. King was born locally and speaks Pashto. As soon as his fellow officers learn his mother was a native Muslim, he falls prey to stubborn prejudiced discrimination. Lieuenant Geoffrey Heath even moves out of their quarters. Brigadier General J. R. Maitland, whose policy is full equality among whites, learns King knew Karrum Khan as a boy and charges him with training and commanding native cavalry. The general's daughter, Susan Maitland, takes a fancy to King, even falls in love, but the general decides to send her home to England after a kidnap attempt which was foiled by King. King volunteers to engage Karram Khan, the only man who can bring the normally divided local tribes together in revolt, pretending to have deserted.

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