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Submitted by Roger Mellor

Ill Met by Moonlight (1956)
"Radio Times" film guide

Director - Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
Screenplay - Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
Producers - Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
Starring - Dirk Bogarde & Marius Goring
Running Time - 104 mins
Country of Origin - UK

Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger are not best known for their war movies, but that doesn't stop this from being a satisfying example of the genre. Loosely based on a real operation in the Second World War, the action finds Dirk Bogarde on stirring form as a British officer given the task of working with the partisans in occupied Crete to kidnap the local German commander (Marius Goring). Fine acting, rugged scenery and a trenchant score all add to the film's attractions. The Americans gave it the more prosaic title of Night Ambush.

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