When John Harris's daughter is badly injured in an boating accident, the hospital tells him that she will need an urgent blood transfusion. Due to his religious beliefs Harris refuses ... See full summary »
Thomas Crimmins is a new warder, or guard, in an Irish prison. He is young, naive, and idealistic, determined to serve his country by his part in meting out justice to criminals. His ... See full summary »
The main "stunt" lion was a tame one shipped out from Newcastle, England as the ones in the Kruger National Park were deemed to be dangerous to work with. 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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