PG | | Action, History, War
During World War II, the British must attack a German ship, but it's safe in neutral Goa. As a result, they send civilians: former soldiers who are about sixty years old.
Originally, the cast was to be a reunited Richard Burton, Sir Roger Moore, and Sir Richard Harris, formerly of The Wild Geese (1978), also by Euan Lloyd and Andrew V. McLaglen, with Burton playing the role of Lewis Pugh, which eventually went to Gregory Peck, and Harris playing Bill Grice, which David Niven played. However, it was felt Harris was too young, ... ...
Col. Lewis Pugh:
I want everyone here to smell like a distillery.
Underwater mines were attached to the German ships, but none of the underwater explosions set off sprays of water from below the surface of the water.
Closing credits: Although this film is based on the true exploits of certain members of The Calcutta Light Horse, some fictitious events and characters have been introduced and in those instances, any similarity to actual persons (living or dead) or to actual events is purely coincidental.
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