Slaughter on the Khyber Pass (1970)

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Soldiers on a mission from a fort on the Northwest Frontier of British-Raj India argue over tactics as they seek to deal with reports of a native uprising.


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29 April 2017 | ma-cortes
| So-so Paella/Spaghetti co-production , plenty of action and adventures developed in the India of the British Raj
A conflict of ideals - a conflict of arms - fought out in the Kyber pass and across the scorching plains and mountains of India . The film portrays a a fort on the Northwest Frontier of British-Raj India commanded Major Castleway (Mariano Vidal Molina) and other officers . And group of people formed by Indian rebels tribes , they're led by Tantya (Carlos , ¨Charles¨ Quiney) , a reluctant chief who to protest against British oppression and tyranny , he becomes a rebel leader and his second-in-command , Tanalunduri (Nello Pazzafini) banded together against the Brits . Rebels carry out strong attacks by robbing , raiding and murdering British forces and the rich and higher castes . Soldiers are commanded by the half-breed Sergeant Cullen (Peter Lee Lawrence , and the stiff-upper-lip Captain Miller (Sergio Ciani) on an assignment to vanquish the native uprising , as they set out in pursuit from the outpost to Kyber pass where is the baddie headquarter . But the regiment is surrounded by the rebel army which spent time in the chase . Meantime , the Red Coats are double-crossed by a traitor (Antonio Mayans) . The Brits strike back displaying their arms and swords , but the rebellious Indians carrying out a brutal slaughter .

This is a Spanish/Italian attempt to match the US adventures spectacles of the mid-sixties and early seventies , containing derring-do , sword-play , spectacular battles , gorgeous outdoors and being quite entertaining , though a little mediocre . It's a fiery as well as adventurous outing , set late 19th-century adventure yarn that makes little sense but bulges with emotion that keeps coming at you , as action and adventures are maintained throughout . It's one of several adventures-action pictures made in Spain of the sixties that such Spanish/Italian stars , regulars in co-productions as Peter Lee Lawrence : Western ordinary , Alan Steel or Sergio Ciani : Peplum customary , Mariano Vidal Molina , Charles Quiney : Jose Luis Merino's fetish actor , and Antonio Mayans : Jesús Franco habitual , among others . It packs an atmospheric cinematography , though a perfect remastering is necessary . Being shot on location in Monastery of Piedra and Los Monegros , Zaragoza , Spain , showing splendidly the stark landscapes , deserts , mountains and gorgeous falls and caves.

Te motion picture was professionally directed by Jose Luis Merino , though resulted to be mediocre . He's a skill and successfully craftsman . Merino often uses same actors , such as Stelvio Rossi , Peter Lee Lawrence and Charles Quiney . He has written/directed numerous films of all kinds of genres such as Terror : Ivanna , The hanging woman ; Euro-spy : Colpo Sensazionale al Servicio Del Sifar ; Chorizo/Spaghetti Western : More Dollars for the MacGregors , Frontera Sur , Réquiem for the gringo , Gatling gun , Seven ride to death , ; Wartime : Last Panzer battle , Hell commandos , A Bullet for Rommel , When heroes die ; Musical : Europa Canta , Aquellos Tiempos Del Cuple , and his most successful films are the fresh and diverting adventures : Tarzan and King Salomon's mines , Robin Hood , Rebelion De Bucaneros , El Zorro knight of Justice , El Zorro De Monterrey , Last adventure of Zorro and this one.

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Release Date:

19 March 1970


Spanish, Italian

Country of Origin

Italy, Spain

Filming Locations

Monasterio de Piedra, Nuévalos, Zaragoza, Spain

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