General Kreipe, like Leigh-Fermor, was a man of culture and education. Leigh-Fermor tells the story of how they both recited an Ode of Horace together during their journey through the Cretan mountains. See "A Time of Gifts", pp. 86-87. A very good film, by the way.
- Dirk Bogarde as Major Patrick "Paddy" Leigh Fermor aka "Philedem"
FilmographyTitles preceded by an asterisk (*) are films made for television.
Year Film Role Notes 1939 Come On George! Extra Uncredited 1947 Dancing with Crime Policeman Uncredited 1948 Esther Waters William Latch Quartet George Bland (segment "The Alien Corn") 1949 Once a Jolly Swagman Bill Fox Dear Mr. Prohack Charles Prohack Boys in Brown Alfie Rawlins 1950 The Blue Lamp Tom Riley So Long at the Fair George Hathaway The Woman in Question R.W. (Bob) Baker 1951 Blackmailed Stephen Mundy 1952 Hunted Chris Lloyd
PlotRobbie (Jon Whiteley), an orphaned 6-year-old boy, has been placed with uncaring and harsh adoptive parents in London. Having accidentally set a small fire in the house, and fearing he will receive severe punishment as he has in the past for misdemeanours, he flees into the London streets. He finally takes shelter in a derelict bombed-out building, where he stumbles across Chris Lloyd (Dirk Bogarde) and the body of the man Lloyd has just killed – his wife's employer, who Lloyd had discovered was having an affair with his wife. Now on the run, and aware that Robbie is the only witness to his crime, Lloyd realises that he will have to get out of London and that he has no option but to take the boy with him. The film follows the pair as they travel northwards towards Scotland with the police in somewhat baffled pursuit, and charts the developing relationship between the two. Initially Lloyd regards Robbie dismissively, as an unwanted inconvenience, while Robbie is wary and suspicious of Lloyd. As their journey progresses however, the pair gradually develop a strong bond of friendship, trust and common cause, with both feeling they have burned their bridges and now have nothing to lose. They finally reach a small Scottish fishing port, where Lloyd steals a boat and sets sail for Ireland. During the voyage Robbie falls seriously ill, and Lloyd turns the boat back towards Scotland, where he knows the police are waiting for him.
Penny Princess Tony Craig The Gentle Gunman Matt Sullivan
The Gentle GunmanFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Gentle Gunman Directed by Basil Dearden Produced by Basil Dean
Written by Roger MacDougall Starring John Mills
Music by John Greenwood Cinematography Gordon Dines Edited by Peter Tanner Distributed by Universal-International(USA)Release dates October 1952 (UK)
30 September 1953 (U.S.)Running time
86 minutes Country United Kingdom Language EnglishThe Gentle Gunman is a black-and-white 1952 Ealing Studios drama film, directed by Basil Dearden and starring John Mills and Dirk Bogarde.
PlotJohn Mills and Dirk Bogarde, bizarrely, were the actors chosen to play two IRAmen under cover in London during World War II. The lads are captured after (Terry) starts questioning the worth of war, a line of thinking never popular with armies. They are sprung from captivity by Connolly (Liam Redmond) and his IRA men. Nice cameo by Jack McGowran.
1953 Appointment in London Wing Commander Tim Mason Desperate Moment Simon Van Halder
PlotA Dutchman wrongly accused of a crime goes on the run through Germany in search of the only witness who can clear him.
1954 They Who Dare Lt. David Graham Doctor in the House Dr Simon Sparrow Bogarde's first film with director Ralph Thomas The Sleeping Tiger Frank Clemmons Bogarde's first film with director Joseph Losey For Better, for Worse Tony Howard The Sea Shall Not Have Them Flight Sgt. MacKay 1955 Simba Alan Howard Doctor at Sea Dr Simon Sparrow Cast a Dark Shadow Edward "Teddy" Bare 1956 The Spanish Gardener Jose 1957 Ill Met by Moonlight Maj. Patrick Leigh Fermor a.k.a. Philedem Doctor at Large Dr Simon Sparrow Campbell's Kingdom Bruce Campbell 1958 A Tale of Two Cities Sydney Carton The Wind Cannot Read Flight Lt Michael Quinn The Doctor's Dilemma Louis Dubedat 1959 Libel Sir Mark Sebastian Loddon / Frank Welney / Number Fifteen 1960 The Angel Wore Red Arturo Carrera Song Without End Franz Liszt Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy 1961 The Singer Not the Song Anacleto Victim Melville Farr Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role 1962 H.M.S. Defiant 1st Lt. Scott-Padget We Joined the Navy (Dr. Simon Sparrow Cameo appearance, Uncredited The Password Is Courage Sergeant Major Charles Coward
The Password is Courage is a 1962 film based on John Castle's 1954Second World War memoir of the same name. It was written, produced and directed by Andrew L. Stone and stars Dirk Bogarde, Maria Perschy andAlfred Lynch. The film is a lighthearted take on the true story of Sergeant-Major Charles Coward, written under the pseudonym John Castle by Ronald Charles Payne and John Williams Garrod.
1963 The Mind Benders Dr. Henry Longman I Could Go On Singing David Donne Doctor in Distress Dr Simon Sparrow The Servant Hugo Barrett BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role 1964 Hot Enough for June Nicholas Whistler King & Country Capt. Hargreaves The High Bright Sun Major McGuire 1965 Darling Robert Gold BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role 1966 Modesty Blaise Gabriel Blithe Spirit Charles Condomine 1967 Accident Stephen Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role Our Mother's House Charlie Hook 1968 Sebastian Sebastian The Fixer Bibikov
The Fixer is a 1968 British drama film based on the 1966 semi-biographicalnovel of the same name, written by Bernard Malamud. It was directed by John Frankenheimer and stars Alan Bates.
PlotIt is the story of a man named Yakov Bok, a Jew living in the Russian Empire, who was unjustly imprisoned based on prejudice and the blood libel. It was based on the incidents of the Beilis Trial in 1913, in which Menahem Mendel Beilis was wrongly accused of having murdered a Ukrainian boy named Andrei Yushchinsky, with blood libel being presented as the alleged motivation.
1969 Oh! What a Lovely War Stephen Justine Pursewarden The Damned Frederick Bruckmann 1970 Upon This Rock Bonnie Prince Charlie 1971 Death in Venice Gustav von Aschenbach Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role 1973 Night Flight from Moscow Philip Boyle 1974 The Night Porter Maximilian Theo Aldorfer 1975 Permission to Kill Alan Curtis 1977 Providence Claude Langham A Bridge Too Far Lt. Gen. Frederick 'Boy' Browning 1978 Despair Hermann Hermann 1981 The Patricia Neal Story Roald Dahl 1986 May We Borrow Your Husband? William Harris 1988 The Vision James Marriner 1990 Daddy Nostalgia Daddy (Last appearance)
British box office ranking
- Marius Goring as Major General Heinrich Kreipe
* Powell and Pressburger productions
- Dead Men Tell No Tales (1938)
- Flying Fifty-Five (1939)
- The Spy in Black* (1939)
- The Case of the Frightened Lady (1940)
- Pastor Hall (1940)
Pastor HallFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Directed by Roy Boulting Produced by John Boulting Written by Leslie Arliss
Based on the play Pastor Hall(1939) by Ernst Toller Starring Wilfrid Lawson
Music by Charles Brill
Hans May (as Mac Adams)
Cinematography Mutz Greenbaum Edited by Roy BoultingProduction
companyCharter Film Productions
Distributed by Grand National Pictures (UK)Release dates 27 May 1940 (London) (UK)Running time 95 minutes Country United Kingdom Language EnglishPastor Hall is a 1940 British drama film directed by Roy Boulting and starringWilfrid Lawson, Nova Pilbeam, Seymour Hicks, among others. The film is based on the play of the same title by German author Ernst Toller who had lived as an emigrant in the United States until his suicide in 1939. The U.S. version of the film opened with a prologue by Eleanor Roosevelt denouncing the Nazis, and her son James Roosevelt presented the film in the US throughUnited Artists.
- The Big Blockade (1942)
The Big BlockadeFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Big Blockade
British DVD cover
Directed by Charles Frend Produced by Michael Balcon Written by Charles Frend
Starring Leslie Banks
Music by Richard Addinsell
orchestrated by Roy Douglas
Cinematography Wilkie Cooper
Edited by Compton Bennett
Distributed by United Artists Ltd (UK)Release dates
- 19 January 1942 (UK)
73 minutes Country United Kingdom Language EnglishThe Big Blockade is a 1942 British black-and-white war propaganda film in the style of dramatised documentary. It is directed by Charles Frend and starsWill Hay, Leslie Banks, Michael Redgrave and John Mills. It was produced byMichael Balcon for Ealing Studios, in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Warfare.
PlotThis is a propaganda film in which the British strategy of the economic blockade of Nazi Germany is illustrated through a series of scenes and sketches, combined with documentary footage.
- The Night Invader (1943)
- The Night Invader is a 1943 British, black-and-white, drama, thriller, war film,directed by Herbert Mason, produced by Max Milder for Warner Bros. and starring Ronald Shiner as Witsen, Anne Crawford and David Farrar.
PlotDick Marlow, a British agent, has parachuted into the occupied Netherlands to retrieve vital documents. Whilst on the trail of the papers, he poses occasionally as an American journalist and a Gestapo officer. He meets and falls in love with a Dutch woman who professes solidarity with the British, but matters become complicated and dangerous when it transpires that the woman's brother is in possession of the documents Dick Marlow needs, and is far less kindly disposed towards the British than his sister – or is she?
- Night Boat to Dublin (1946)
- A Matter of Life and Death* (1946)
- Take My Life (1947)
- Mr. Perrin and Mr. Traill (1948)
- The Red Shoes* (1948)
- Odette (1950)
- Highly Dangerous (1950)
- The Magic Box (1951)
- Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951)
- Circle of Danger (1951)
- Nights on the Road (1952)
- So Little Time (1952)
PlotIn occupied Belgium during World War II, the chateau where Nicole de Malvines (Schell) lives with her mother (Gabrielle Dorziat) is partially requisitioned for use by German forces. Among those billeted there is Colonel Hohensee (Goring), a ruthlessly efficient officer. Having lost several male members of her family in the war, the proud and outspoken Nicole holds the Germans in contempt and has no hesitation in making her feelings clear.Nicole and Hohensee discover a mutual love of music, particularly the piano. This gradually brings them together and despite their differences and the inherent danger of the situation to both, they fall in love; they begin travelling to Brussels to attend concerts and recitals, acutely aware of the need to be discreet and the risks involved in being seen socialising with one another. Matters become more complicated when members of the Belgian Resistance target Nicole to steal documentation from Hohensee to pass over to them, making clear that non-cooperation is not an option.The couple realise that in one way or another the relationship is doomed, and are told by a sympathetic observer who has noticed their love to make the most of it while they can because there is "so little time". Inevitably they are betrayed and have to face being parted forever. She is shot and, unable to reconcile himself to the situation, Hohensee shoots himself.
- The Man Who Watched Trains Go By (1952)
- The Barefoot Contessa (1954)
- Break in the Circle (1955)
- The Adventures of Quentin Durward (1955)
- Ill Met by Moonlight* (1957)
- The Moonraker (1958)
- I Was Monty's Double (1958)
I Was Monty's Double (film)From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I Was Monty's Double
Directed by John Guillermin Produced by Maxwell Setton at Walton Studios Screenplay by Bryan Forbes Based on I Was Monty's Double
by M. E. Clifton James
Starring Music by John Addison Cinematography Basil Emmott Edited by Max Benedict Distributed by Associated British-Pathé LimitedRelease dates 21 October 1958 (UK)Running time 99 min. Country United Kingdom Language EnglishI Was Monty's Double is a 1958 film made by Associated British Picture Corporation (ABPC). It was directed by John Guillermin. The screenplay was adapted by Bryan Forbes from the autobiography of M. E. Clifton James, an actor who pretended to be General Montgomery as a decoy during theSecond World War (see Operation Copperhead)—and who plays himself in the film.
- M. E. Clifton James as himself and General Montgomery
- John Mills as Major Harvey
- Cecil Parker as Colonel E. F. Logan
- Patrick Allen as Colonel Mathers
- Patrick Holt as Colonel Dawson
- Leslie Phillips as Major Tennant
- Michael Hordern as Governor of Gibraltar
- Marius Goring as Karl Nielson
- Barbara Hicks as Hester Baring
- Duncan Lamont as Wing Commander Bates
- Anthony Sagar as Guard Sergeant
- John Gale as Flight Lieutenant Osborne
- Kenneth J. Warren as Flying Officer Davies
- James Hayter as Sergeant Adams
- Sid James as Desk Clerk Y.M.C.A.
- Patrick Connor as Soldier in Tent (uncredited)
- Whirlpool (1959)
- The Angry Hills (1959)
PlotSet in Greece in 1941, before and after the German invasion, the film follows an American journalist who possesses a list of Greek resistance leaders. Having memorized the list he destroys it and is then pursued by various groups of people keen to have it: Communist resistance fighters, the Gestapoand Greek collaborators.
- The Treasure of San Teresa (1959)
- The Treasure of San Teresa is a 1959 British-West German thriller filmdirected by Alvin Rakoff and starring Eddie Constantine, Dawn Addams andMarius Goring. It was based on a play by Jeffrey Dell. The film is also known by the alternative titles Hot Money Girl, Long Distance, and Rhapsody in Blie.
PlotEx-OSS operative Larry Brennan (Eddie Constantine) returns to Czechoslovakia after retiring from his military service during World War II. He is intent on seeking out a hidden cache of Nazi jewels stashed in this country during the war. There he has to join with Hedi von Hartmann (Dawn Addams), his former lover and a daughter of the German general who previously owned the gems, but Larry is not sure whether he can trust her. Soon Larry begins to realise that he is being double-crossed and triple-crossed.
- Desert Mice (1959)
- The Unstoppable Man (1960)
- Beyond the Curtain (1960)
- Exodus (1960)
- Exodus is a 1960 epic film on the creation of Israel. It was made by Alpha and Carlyle Productions and distributed by United Artists. Produced and directed by Otto Preminger, the film was based on the 1958 novel Exodus by Leon Uris. The screenplay was written by Dalton Trumbo. The film features anensemble cast, and its celebrated soundtrack music was written by Ernest Gold.Widely characterized as a "Zionist epic", the film has been identified by many commentators as having been enormously influential in stimulatingZionism and support for Israel in the United States. While the Preminger film softened the anti-British and anti-Arab sentiment of the novel, the film remains controversial for its depiction of the Arab-Israeli conflict, and for what some scholars perceive to be its lasting impact on American views of the regional turmoil. It would also become famous for Preminger openly hiring screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who had been blacklisted for a decade for being a communist and forced to work under assumed names. Together with Spartacus, also written by Trumbo, Exodus is credited with ending the Hollywood blacklist.
- The Devil's Daffodil (1961)
- The Inspector (1962)
- The Devil's Agent (1962)
- The Crooked Road (1965)
- The Girl on a Motorcycle (1968)
- Subterfuge (1968)
- First Love (1970)
- Zeppelin (1971)
- La petite fille en velours bleu (1978)
Goring as Julian Craster in The Red Shoes (1948)
Born 23 May 1912
Newport, Isle of Wight, England, UK
Died 30 September 1998 (aged 86)
Rushlake Green, Heathfield, East Sussex, England, UK
Cause of death Cancer Occupation Actor Years active 1926–1990 Spouse(s) Mary Westwood Steel (1931–41; div.)
Lucie Mannheim (1941–76; her death)
Prudence Fitzgerald (1977–98; his death)
Children 1 child
- David Oxley as Captain W. Stanley "Billy" Moss, M.C.
- Dimitri Andreas as Niko Soldan Emeris
- Cyril Cusack as Captain Sandy Rendel
- Laurence Payne as Manoli
- Wolfe Morris as George
- Michael Gough as Andoni Zoidakis
- John Cairney as Elias
- Rowland Bartrop as Micky Akoumianakis
- Brian Worth as Stratis Saviolkis
- Paul Stassino as Yanni Katsias
- Adeeb Assaly as Zahari
|Born||5 June 1895|
|Died||14 June 1976 (aged 81)|
Northeim, Lower Saxony, Federal Republic of Germany(West Germany)
|Allegiance|| German Empire (to 1918)|
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
|Commands held||22nd infantry division|
World War II
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross|
Ill Met by Moonlight (1957), also known as Night Ambush, is a film by the British writer-director-producer team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, and the last movie they made together through their production company, "The Archers". The film, which stars Dirk Bogarde and featuresMarius Goring, David Oxley, and Cyril Cusack, is based on the 1950 book Ill Met by Moonlight: The Abduction of General Kreipe by W. Stanley Moss, which is an account of events during the author's service on Crete duringWorld War II as an agent of the Special Operations Executive (SOE). The title is a quotation from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and the book features the young agents' capture and evacuation of the German general Heinrich Kreipe.
During World War II, the Greek Mediterranean island of Crete was occupied by the Nazis. British officers Major Patrick Leigh Fermor DSO (Dirk Bogarde) and Captain Bill Stanley Moss MC (David Oxley) of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) land on the island. With the help of the local Cretan resistance in April 1944, they kidnap General Kreipe (Marius Goring), the commander of the island. They take Kreipe across rough country to a secluded cove on the far side of the island, where they are picked up and taken to Cairo, the Middle East headquarters of British forces.
Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor
Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor, who died on June 10 aged 96, was one of the few genuine Renaissance figures produced by Britain in the 20th century, a man both of action and learning, a modern Philip Sidney or Lord Byron.
|Ill Met by Moonlight|
|Directed by||Michael Powell|
|Produced by||Michael Powell|
|Written by||W. Stanley Moss (book)|
|Music by||Mikis Theodorakis|
|Edited by||Arthur Stevens|
|Distributed by||The Rank Organisation|
|4 March 1957 (UK)|
24 April 1958 (NYC)
July 1958 (US)
93 minutes (US)
Abduction by Greek and British agents
Main article: Kidnap of General Kreipe
In the spring of 1944, a plan was hatched by the Allies to kidnap General Müller, whose harsh repressive measures had earned him the nickname "the Butcher of Crete". The operation was led by Major Patrick Leigh Fermor, and second CaptainBill Stanley Moss, Greek SOE agents and Cretan resistance fighters. However General Müller left the island before the plan could be executed. Major Fermor decided to abduct Kreipe instead.
On the night of 26 April, General Kreipe left headquarters in Archanes. The car headed without escort to a well-guarded residence, "Villa Ariadni", about 25 km outside Heraklion. Major Fermor and Captain Moss, dressed as German military policemen, waited for him 1 km before his residence. When he arrived, they asked the driver to stop and asked for their papers. As soon as the car stopped, Fermor opened Kreipe's door, jumped in, and threatened him with his pistol, while Moss took the driver's seat. (The abduction is now commemorated near Archanes.) Moss drove the kidnappers and the General for an hour and a half through 22 controlled road blocks in Heraklion, before leaving Leigh Fermor to drive on and abandon the car, with material being planted that suggested their escape from the island had been made by submarine. Moss set off with the General on a cross-country march supported by the Greek resistance, soon rejoined by Leigh Fermor. Hunted by German patrols, the kidnappers crossed the mountains to reach the southern side of the island, where a British Motor Launch (ML 842 commanded by Brian Coleman) was waiting torendez-vous. Eventually, on 14 May 1944, they were picked up from Peristeres beach near Rhodakino and ferried to Egypt.
Kreipe was interrogated, and then sent to a POW camp in Canada. Later transferred to a special camp in Wales, Kreipe was finally released from British captivity in 1947. General Kreipe met his kidnappers one more time in 1972 on a Greek TV show. He died at Northeim on 14 June 1976.