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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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Complete credited cast:
Alice Lang
Rusty Miller
Andrew Miller
Anna Gaylor ...
Thea Boryslawski
Anton Boryslawski
Pamela Stirling ...
Christina Boryslawski
Lionel Ngakane ...
Joan Brickhill ...
Harriet Carver
Ben Heydenrych ...
Sergeant Van Wyck
Alfred Kumalo ...
Chief Great Elephant
Doreen Hlantie ...
John Withers ...
Ken Oelofse ...
Gordon MacPherson ...


Brothers compete for a woman's affection while danger lurks at every turn in an African wild game park.

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Release Date:

7 August 1958 (UK)  »

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Elephant Gun  »

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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 »


Nor the Moon by Night
Music by James Bernard
Lyrics by Jack Fishman
Sung by Frank Holder
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Pretty good, but....
18 February 2006 | by (Vermont, USA) – See all my reviews

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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