Ill Met By Moonlight 1957 DVD B&W Widescreen Approx. 100 Mins. Playable in North America (the US, Canada, Mexico, etc.) With optional English subtitles.
Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Marius Goring, Cyril Cusak, David Oxley, Christopher Lee, and Michael Gough. Written (from the book “ILL MET BY MOONLIGHT” by W. Stanley Moss), produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.
Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s final film together after an epic partnership that produced such classics as THE RED SHOES, A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH, COLONEL BLIMP, BLACK NARCISSUS, the 49th PARALLEL, I KNOW WHERE I’M GOING, GONE TO EARTH, THE BATTLE OF THE RIVER PLATE and many, many more
On Nazi-occupied Crete, British officers Fermor (Dirk Bogarde) and Moss (David Oxley), aided by local patriots, are assigned the job of kidnapping the German commander-in-chief General Kreipe (Marius Goring). The operation, if successful, will be an incredible propaganda coup for the Allies. While the abduction goes smoothly, the chase across the rocky Cretan landscape proves anything but.
“One of the war's most dashing feats - they kidnapped a German General under the nose of his army!”