the neutral waters off Goa, a Portuguese colony in India, houses the setting
for this unusual but true war story. What's more unusual are the heroes
of this dangerous mission. It is 1943, and German merchant ships are
relaying information to U-boats as to the whereabouts of Allied war
vessels. The German merchants being in waters considered neutral are
all but impossible to stop.
British officers (Gregory Peck and Roger Moore of special operation
executive (SOE), are assigned to the task of putting an end to these
deadly exploits. They turn to a group aging veterans but haven't seen
action in over 40 year called the Calcutta Light Horse, who previously
saw service in the Boer War of 1900. These guys spend most of their
time in key posts within civilian life and the odd jaunt to the Polo
Club. They are frustrated veterans who would do anything to get back
into Germans but were refused on any number of grounds. They are "The
Calcutta Light Horse". Most would give their right arms to see
action again, and now they will have their chance...their mission to
board the German Vessels and destroy them!
by one of their own (David Niven), they jump at the chance to help the
war effort, and head fearlessly into danger, and face tense situations
with bravery and humour and become heroes once again. The "Sea
Wolves" is great war story, that is based on actual events, and
will have you smiling and rooting for the good guys all the way through.
And of course with Moore involved, you know there will be some romance
can't go wrong with this cast, who only get better and better with age.
The regulars are there with Peck, Niven and Moore faultless in these
roles. All capable of comedy and at times thatís what the film delivers.
Also included are Patrick MacNee and Trevor Howard. It was directed
by the highly competent Andrew McLaglen and based on the book "Boarding
Party" by James Leasor. It was beautifully filmed on location in