Ill Met by Moonlight (Intelligence Service) (Night Ambush)
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Ill Met by Moonlight (Intelligence Service) (Night Ambush)
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… More
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"Exciting WW II drama."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews