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
Did You Know?
Operation Boarding Party was a covert operation set-up by the SOE (Special Operations Executive) in India and was commanded by Lewis Pugh
and Gavin Stewart who are played under those real names in the film by Gregory Peck
and Roger Moore
respectively. See more
The setting of the film is WWII, but the haircut and clothes of most actors and extras are part of late-1970s fashion. See more
Col. Lewis Pugh
I want everyone here to smell like a distillery.
THE PRECIOUS MOMENTS
Music by Richard Addinsell
(from "The Warsaw Concerto")
Lyric by Leslie Bricusse
Sung by Matt Monro See more