When she has a fight, with her husband, Lucy runs out of the house, and into a night of terror. She heads for the local cinema, and in doing so, becomes the only eyewitness to a couple of ... See full summary »
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Bertrand is an accountant employed by a large London firm. When he uncovers an accounting error, his employer is so thrilled that he sends Bertrand and his new wife, to Monte Carlo. The trip, however, is not completely as it seems...
In 1821,among the first British sailors to set foot on New Zealand, Phillip Wayne befriends a Maori tribe's chief, marries in England and returns to New Zealand with a small group of followers to settle.
In a game preserve in the southern regions of 1950s Africa, senior game warden Andrew Miller, aided by his younger brother Rusty Miller and a few soldiers, sees to the well-being of wild animals. Andrew protects the game preserve against poachers and tends to the wounded animals with the help of a veterinarian. He also expects his fiancee, Alice Lang, to visit him from England, after a long pen-pals correspondence, with the possible aim of getting married. However, on the day of her arrival by train, a poaching incident forces Andrew to go in the field to search for the culprits. He also needs to redirect a herd of elephants straying away from the protected game preserve into farming lands and hunter-allowed areas. Therefore, Andrew delegates his younger brother Rusty to pick up Alice Lang from the train station. Unexpectedly, Alice and Rusty fall in-love at first sight while Andrew has a few adventures of his own trying to survive animal attacks and murderous poachers. While Rusty ...Written by
For his scenes with the lion, Patrick McGoohan had to walk with a piece of liver strapped to his ankle to attract the animal's interest. See more »
The British version, titled "Nor the Moon by Night," includes three scenes that were cut from the American version, called "Elephant Gun."--
(1) An early scene in which Alice (Belinda Lee) is first seen in her English home, as she tends to her dying mother.
(2) The next scene, where Alice gets into a row with her half-sister, Harriet (Joan Brickhill), over Alice's divided allegiance to the care of her mother and her anxious anticipation of a new life in Africa with her pen-pal, Andrew (Patrick MacGoohan), who she has not yet encountered face to face.
(3) Later in the film, this scene takes place in Camp #2 (Rusty's residence) in Africa -- Alice is summoned to the wireless, where she is informed by police authorities that she is wanted for questioning in the death of her mother. See more »
The REAL value of this movie is the location scenes of the Kruger National Park in 1958. The decade of the 1960s marked a period of transition for the Park and the 1970s saw the game reserve transformed into a modern day tourist mecca with all desired conveniences close at hand on site. Although not apparent at the time, the 1950s was to be the swan song of the authentic KNP experience.
As a result, this movie is well worth watching to see the old, original KNP... the one that existed for 70 years before the onslaught of mass tourism.
The movie itself is of interest for its fairly refreshing and realistic take on a plot simmering beneath the raw African sun.
The more imaginative reader might well draw parallels between "Nor the Moon by Night" and "Cabaret" (1972. Can't see the connection? Then (a) watch the movie again; (b) visit the Kruger National Park today!
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