Dangerous Moonlight

  • Film
  • War films
Splendidly slushy World War II melodrama, with Walbrook an angst-ridden Polish pianist torn between success in America and death in the skies above beleaguered Britain. Hurst, the wild Irishman of British cinema, proves surprisingly proficient at investing his slight, improbable story with power and resonance. The issues may be tritely resolved - only a miracle allows us a final encore of the Warsaw Concerto - but in taking the myth of the great artist and subordinating it to the more immediately relevant one of the do-or-die fighter-pilot hero, Hurst conjures up a satisfying concoction of fantasy and propaganda.

Release details

Duration: 98 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst
Screenwriter: Terence Young
Cast: Anton Walbrook
Sally Gray
Derrick de Marney
Cecil Parker
Keneth Kent
Guy Middleton

Average User Rating

3.8 / 5

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Ivy Wright

A nostalgic journey for me back to my girlhood and saw the film, and the tune has haunted me every time I hear it. Loved the film very much, the years havent changed my opinion.