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Elephant Gun (1958)

Nor the Moon by Night (original title)
Brothers compete for a woman's affection while danger lurks at every turn in an African wild game park.

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Anna Gaylor ...
Thea Boryslawski
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Anton Boryslawski
Pamela Stirling ...
Christina Boryslawski
Lionel Ngakane ...
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Joan Brickhill ...
Harriet Carver
Ben Heydenrych ...
Sergeant Van Wyck
Alfred Kumalo ...
Chief Great Elephant
Doreen Hlantie ...
Oasis
John Withers ...
Sandy
Ken Oelofse ...
Jan
Gordon MacPherson ...
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Brothers compete for a woman's affection while danger lurks at every turn in an African wild game park.

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Africa Does Strange Things to a Woman...And to the Men Who Desire Her! See more »

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7 August 1958 (UK)  »

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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 »

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Nor the Moon by Night
Music by James Bernard
Lyrics by Jack Fishman
Sung by Frank Holder
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Good fun but with dark undertones - how about a remake?
8 August 2001 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

Caught this by accident on the TV and, despite having no previous knowledge of it and not being committed to watching it, I was drawn into it and found it very enjoyable. Patrick McGoohan is great as the lead as are the rest of the cast. The background of a game reserve is well presented and the story rattles along nicely and has enough twists to keep your interest. The film is also a treat for Land Rover lovers as they are featured extensively. This is one film that I think might warrant a remake as it has a lot of dark themes that it would be easier to explore today. We must be long overdue for a revival of jungle films that aren't self-consciously camp.


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