In March 1943, in the World War II, the Germans use the neutral harbor of the Portuguese colony of Mormugoa to transmit information to a U-Boat about the allied ships to sink them in international waters. In Calcutta, the British Intelligence assigns Colonel Lewis Pugh and Captain Gavin Stewart to spy in Goa and they discover that there are three German vessels anchored in the area and the famous spy Trompeta is based in Goa. They kidnap Trompeta to interrogate him but Lewis accidentally kills the spy after fighting with him in the runaway car. Meanwhile Gavin has one night stand with the gorgeous and elegant Mrs. Cromwell, who is the partner of Trompeta. They fail in their mission, but Lewis and Gavin convince their chief to use the veterans from Calcutta Light Horse led by the retired Colonel W.H. Grice to travel to Goa on board of the old ship Phoebe, pretending to be drunken businessmen on holiday. They prepare to destroy the Ehrenfels and the two other Nazi radio ships and get ... Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Last Charge of the Calcutta Light Horse
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The Australian video-cassette sleeve notes state: "Such was the secrecy surrounding events which are now depicted in "The Sea Wolves" that it was only in 1978 [two years before this movie was made] that the facts about this carefully guarded operation could be made public following the lifting of restrictions under the [British] Official Secrets Act" whilst the Australian DVD sleeve notes say this movie is the " . . . retelling of true wartime exploits hidden until the 1978 British Official Secrets Act lifted security restrictions." See more
Stewart instructs Senor Montero to hold the festivities on March 8th. His eventual invitation to the Grand Reception, however, is dated Thursday March 9th 1943. See more
[as Grice drives full speed toward the club
If we're going for a drink, I want to be alive to enjoy it!
"THE PRECIOUS MOMENTS"
Music by Richard Addinsell
(from "The Warsaw Concerto")
Lyric by Leslie Bricusse
Sung by Matt Monro See more