Ill Met by Moonlight (Intelligence Service) (Night Ambush) (1958)





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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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure
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On DVD: Aug 16, 2011



as Maj. Paddy Leigh-Fer...

as Gen. Karl Kreipe

as Capt. Billy Stanley ...

as Andoni Zoidakis

as Micky Akoumianakis

as Stratis Saviolkis

as Yanni Katsias

as German officer at de...
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Exciting WW II drama.

Full Review… | June 13, 2009
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

Audience Reviews for Ill Met by Moonlight (Intelligence Service) (Night Ambush)


A true story about a group of British agents and Greek resistance fighters performing an audacious operation right under the noses of the cream of the German armed forces. Beautifully played and paced in an endearingly modest and understated British manner this film is something of a classic.... And if anyone doesn't know - the title is a quote is from A Midsummer Night's Dream by another famous Brit.

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