Sinatra stars as the American leader of a group of British-American regular troops and guerrillas fighting the Japanese in Burma during WW II. Hopelessly outnumbered (600 versus 40,000), Sinatra's men rely on stealth and surprise to combat the enemy. Operations are suspended briefly when
Sinatra and another captain, Johnson, are ordered to take a two-week leave in Calcutta to pick up a doctor, Lawford, and medical supplies to be brought back to the troops. Johnson develops malaria and is treated by Lawford, while Sinatra travels around Calcutta with his driver, McQueen. Sinatra
meets and falls for Lollobrigida, the mistress of mysterious arms merchant Henreid. The ...