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Night Ambush (1957) Poster

(1957)

Goofs

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Continuity 

The headlight covers switch between the wartime "slit" to no covers and back again when the general is being abducted in his car.
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Factual errors 

The fully illuminated side of the moon always points toward the sun and hence at night it must be closer to the horizon than the other side, but when we first see the moon at night the illuminated side is higher.
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General Brauer is shown in the film as wearing army (Wehrmacht) uniform. As a paratrooper, he should be wearing air force (Luftwaffe) uniform. Contemporary photographs show him doing so on Crete.
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(Possibly deliberate mistake by the filmmakers) Among the possessions returned to General Kreipe at the end of the film is his Ritterkreutz, lost very early during the kidnapping. In reality, as far as we know, the decoration has remained lost for ever.
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The moon changes from nearly full to first quarter in the space of one day. Not only are the phases going backwards, it takes a week to change from full to last quarter.
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Revealing mistakes 

General Kreipe's Mercedes has French registration plates. (The film, set in Crete, was shot on location in France.)
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When we see the crescent moon briefly (12'58'') the clouds pass behind it.
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