Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Allegedly based on a Rudyard Kipling novel, this draws most of its inspiration from the 1939 film made of Kipling's narrative poem Gunga Din. Stewart Granger, Robert Newton and Cyril Cusack play three boisterous English soldiers stationed on the Northern India frontier. Walter Pidgeon and David Niven are the threesome's superior officers, who are aggravated by the soldiers' drunken exploits but who appreciate how valuable they are to the regiment. The soldiers three become heroes once more when they thwart a native uprising. Producer Pandro S. Berman, coincidentally, had been in charge of production at RKO when Gunga Din was filmed.
army, attack, battle [war], Britain, capture, convoy, desert, desertion, disobedience, friendship, General, honor [recognition], leader, man, medal, military, officer, onslaught, privacy, problems, promotion, rescue, responsibility, sergeant, soldier, trio, weapons