Ill Met by Moonlight

Ill Met by Moonlight

Director: Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Marius Goring


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Ill Met by Moonlight

Eschewing the Shakespearean original title (it's a quote from A Midsummer Night's Dream), the British Ill Met by Moonlight was released stateside as Night Ambush. This superb Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger concoction is set during World War II on the island of Crete. Dirk Bogarde and David Oxley play Major Paddy Leigh Fermer and Captain Billy Stanley Moss, two British officers whose job it is to kidnap Nazi general Karl Kreipe (Marius Goring) and spirit him off to Cairo. The motive of this mission is to weaken German morale on Crete and to provide hope to the enslaved locals. With the help of a group of resistance fighters, Fermer and Moss manage to trap the general; now they must transport their captive back to their own lines, avoiding German patrols every inch of the way. Originally 104 minutes, Ill Met by Moonlight was cut to 93 minutes by its American distributor.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/16/2011
UPC: 0759731412827
Original Release: 1957
Rating: NR
Source: Henstooth Video
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:44:00
Sales rank: 25,167

Special Features

Original Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dirk Bogarde Maj. Paddy Leigh-Fermor "Philidem"
Marius Goring Gen. Karl Kreipe
David Oxley Capt. Billy Stanley Moss
Cyril Cusack Sandy
Laurence Payne Manoli
Michael Gough Andoni Zoidakis
Wolfe Morris George
Roland Bartrop Micky Akoumianakis
Brian Worth Stratis Saviolkis
Paul Stassino Yanni Katsias
Adeed Assaly Zahari
John Cairney Elias
Dimitri Andreas Niko
John Houseman Actor
David McCallum Actor
Christopher Rhodes Actor
Christopher Lee German officer at dentist's

Technical Credits
Emeric Pressburger Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Michael Powell Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Christopher G. Challis Cinematographer
Austin Dempster Camera Operator
Frederick Lewis Musical Direction/Supervision
Archie Ludski Sound/Sound Designer
Charles Orme Asst. Director
Paul Rabiger Makeup
Earl St. John Executive Producer
Arthur Stevens Editor
Sydney Streeter Associate Producer
Jack Swinburne Production Manager
Mikis Theodorakis Score Composer
Alexander Vetchinsky Art Director
Bill Warrington Special Effects

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Ill Met by Moonlight
1. Start [7:52]
2. The Dentist [11:32]
3. Cretan Comrades [7:37]
4. Reconaissance [9:08]
5. Kidnapped [11:34]
6. Germans Coming! [7:21]
7. Bad Circumstance [4:52]
8. Got to Move [10:57]
9. Hungry Wolves [5:36]
10. Daylight March [8:52]
11. Message for Cairo [7:29]
12. A Trap Is Set [11:19]

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