A group of US Navy weathermen taking measurements in the Gobi desert in World War II are forced to seek the help of Mongol nomads to regain their ship while under attack from the Japanese air force. The Mongols are rewarded by an airlift of the finest saddles.Written by
Peter Fawcett <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Don Taylor as "Jenkins" occasionally wears a baseball cap similar to the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians major league teams of the 1940s, both of which wore navy blue caps with red bills and top buttons - but without those team's red "wishbone C" letters. See more »
McHale claims that "Gobi Desert" means "wall of spears." Actually, "Gobi" is the Mongolian word for "desert." See more »
My father was a part of this group, they were actually called SACO. He liked this movie, thought it was somewhat accurate. He was a Navy Chief Petty Officer, a Medic, he loved Mongolia, it reminded him of Montana, where he grew up, and he admired the people. He liked the humor in it. They were actually a sort of obscure, almost "guerilla" group. Kind of like Navy Calvary. I thought it was called "Saddles for SACO", (maybe another earlier title?). He always felt it was a great mistake to underestimate the indigenous people, he used to use Mr.Custer as an example. All the West Point training or Annapolis , for that , purpose , may not help you in the end.And he told me, all Americans think they're John Wayne, unfortunately, those ponies didn't always know.
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