The Last Grenade


1h 34m 1970

Brief Synopsis

Major Harry Grigsby and Kip Thompson are soldiers of fortune who were best friends when they fought together in the Congo. But Thompson changed sides, making the two men enemies. Grigby was taken out of action when he contracted tuberculosis, and while recuperating in London his is given the mission

Film Details

Also Known As
Grigsby
MPAA Rating
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
Chicago opening: 11 Mar 1970
Production Company
Josef Shaftel Films, Inc.
Distribution Company
Cinerama Releasing Corp.
Country
Great Britain
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The Ordeal of Major Grigsby by John Sherlock (London, 1964).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

Maj. Harry Grigsby and his band of mercenaries are fighting in the Congo when they undergo a surprise attack launched by Kip Thompson, a former colleague who is now fighting for the opposition. Grigsby's troop suffers heavy casualties, and Grigsby is forced to return to London to recuperate. There he is contacted by a government official who proposes that Grigsby go to Hong Kong to resume his battle with Thompson, now employed by the Communist Chinese. Grigsby travels to Hong Kong, where his guerrilla command is again defeated by Thompson, and Grigsby is taken captive. Although he escapes, Grigsby is hospitalized with injuries. Katherine Whitely, the wife of Grigsby's Hong Kong liaison, visits him frequently and learns that he has tuberculosis; soon she realizes that they are falling in love with each other. They agree to begin an affair after she divorces her husband, but Katherine is killed in an automobile crash engineered by Thompson. With renewed fervor, Grigsby goes after his enemy. In the final battle, Grigsby is mortally wounded, but before he dies, he tosses a hand grenade that kills Thompson.

Film Details

Also Known As
Grigsby
MPAA Rating
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
Chicago opening: 11 Mar 1970
Production Company
Josef Shaftel Films, Inc.
Distribution Company
Cinerama Releasing Corp.
Country
Great Britain
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The Ordeal of Major Grigsby by John Sherlock (London, 1964).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

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Notes

Location scenes filmed in London, Hong Kong, and Spain. Opened in London in March 1970. The working title of this film is Grigsby.