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The Final Charge of the Calcutta Light Horse! Academy Award winners Sean Connery and David Niven star with Roger Moore and Patrick Macnee in this true story of heroism that turns the tide of war when 18 middle-aged businessmen fight one last battle as The Sea Wolves. Goa, India. 1943. At the very height of World War II, in the neutral, Portuguese colonial enclave of Goa--deep within the heart of British territory--a Nazi spy ring reports to German U-boats, with devastating effect, on Allied supply convoys in the Indian Ocean. The British are desperate to shut down the operation but cannot use overt military force within Portuguese territory. Their men and materiel stretched to the breaking point, the Allies turn to the men of the Calcutta Light Brigade--successful, middle-aged businessmen who last fought forty years before. Now, this band of patriots faces a deadly journey the length of India, lethal enemy infiltration and overwhelming military odds in a seemingly impossible mission to destroy the secret German operation.]]>
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This is based on a true event in WWII, when the British were losing cargo to a U-Boat pack in the Indian Ocean. Since the problem stemmed from the neutral Portugese port of Goa, nothing 'official' could be done. The Calcutta Light Horse, a group of retired British military, are recruited to do the impossible, and pulled it off. The event was declassified in 1980, and the film was made. Most of the cast is portraying actual persons involved, as shown in the end credits.
To play the 'past prime' Light Horse members, the film recruited major names: David Niven, Trevor Howard, Kenneth Griffith, Morgan Sheppard, Patrick Allen, Glyn Houston, and a cadre of others you will know. The "thin on top, thick in the middle" troops are led by professional soldiers Gregory Peck, Roger Moore, and Patrick Macnee. Peck plays Col. Lewis Pugh, a colonel whose family was in Coventry when it was plastered by the Luftwaffe. Moore plays Capt. Gavin Stewart, a bit of a playboy who falls for local lovely spy Barbara Kellerman. Macnee plays Major "Yogi" Crossley, the explosives expert fond of reading the paper while standing on his head. All cast members are well up to the task. Most memorable of the supporting cast is Wilton who is charged with nursing the engines of their rather creaky craft. When told he has to stay on the ship rather than going aboard the target vessel, Wilton says: "Request permission to say, 'S--t' sir."
The fun is watching these men train for the mission; the suspense is watching them perform it.Read more ›
In The Sea Wolves, Roger Moore stars with Gregory Peck, David Niven, Trevor Howard and Barbara Kellerman among many wonderful stars.
The plot revolves around retired British military men who now form part of "The Calcutta Light Horse," a club where they play games, drink, party, and reminisce about the days when they lived the action of war.
Goa, a Portuguese colony, is India's smallest state in terms of area and the fourth smallest in population. Located on the west coast of India, it is located in the region known as the Konkan. To the north we find Maharashtra, to the east and south Karnataka and to the west, the Arabian Sea. In his book, Roger Moore tells us that the film took place close to Christmas and they wanted to have a meal as they did back home, with turkey, stuffing, Christmas pudding and all the trimmings, so they set out to recreate an English meal in Goa... to no avail.
This film is based on a true story. In 1943, German merchant ships used to gather information and sink Allied war vessels. Two British officers, masterfully played by Roger Moore and Gregory Peck are sent to Goa to search for clues as to how the information is relayed and to put a stop to the casualties. Roger Moore meets a woman and falls in love with her without realizing that she is dangerous to say the least.
The design a plan to sink the German ships and they turn for help to the retired military men of The Calcutta Light Horse Club.Read more ›
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I didn't order this, my husband probably did by mistake, but we are John Wayne fans, so nothing bad to say herePublished 18 days ago by Amazon Customer
Perhaps an effort to recapture some of the magic of "The Guns of Navarone," with some of the same players and a vaguely-similar plot. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Frank Ameduri
Terribly anachronistic, which drives me crazy. Why produce a WWII film (especially one purportedly based on real events) if you're not going to take the time and care to make... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Marie Prudence Gagne
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