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    Nor the Moon by Night

    Sacha Molitorisz, reviewer

    October 29, 2007



    Despite some capable acting, this suffers what US distributors might term a "rectal death".



    Channel ABC Date Wednesday October 31Time12:35 AM



    A title considered not quite robust enough by US distributors who relabelled the film with the somewhat more evocative name Elephant Gun for its US release.



    Alice Lang (Belinda Lee) has been a pen friend to Andrew Miller, a game warden at an African safari park, for years. When her dear old mum finally pegs out, she is able to realise her ambition to visit him. Andrew (Patrick McGoohan) sends his brother Rusty (Michael Craig) to meet Alice at the airport and bless my soul if there isn't an instant attraction. A bit rough on Andy but not nearly as rough as the treatment he receives from a pack of lions in the sanctuary. They rip him up big time, creating opportunities for a love-smitten poacher's daughter, Thea (Anna Gaylor), to nurse him.



    Meanwhile Alice's emotional problems over which brother she fancies most are temporarily forgotten when an inspector calls to inquire whether she might have hastened her mum's demise. Andrew makes the right choice, justice is done and everyone lives happily ever afterwards in a rose-hued, musk-flavoured lozenge that, despite some capable acting, loses traction about halfway through and suffers what US distributors might term a "rectal death". That is, it dies in the bum.
    Nor the Moon by Night - TV Reviews - TV & Radio - Entertainment - theage.com.au



    Notwithstanding Sacha's anal-ysis..........



    Anyone in Aussie able to record this for me? My clapped out old VHS tape from Greece won't play any more............



    PM if able to help....

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    i think this .aussie . could record this film for you might be worth a look see

    best mark.....

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    Just a public note to thank those who offered to help. You were very kind. The man from Dorrigo, he said Yes...........



    I had thought this was a film I might never see again when my old video went belly-up. I couldn't stop grinning like a loon as I watched it again last night..... with the added bonus of the stunning Belinda Lee.



    The Aussie A.B.C. channel regularly screen old British movies in the wee hours apparently. What a 'scandal' that our own B.B.C. hasn't the wit to do something similar and offer future generations the chances to see the hundreds of old British pictures that will otherwise become forgotten, instead of the rubbish they seem to show in return for the license fee we all pay. A glance at BBC3 last night showed me that had I chosen to stay up and watch, or video-tape, that channel in the wee hours, I would have been rewarded by z-list celebrities learning to do hair-dressing and neurotics discussing the size of their extremities. What a farce.




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    name='Moor Larkin']The Aussie A.B.C. channel regularly screen old British movies in the wee hours apparently.


    Our lineup for the next couple of weeks ....



    Fri 9/11

    0130 Stop Press Girl (Sally Anne Howes)

    0245 Good Morning Boys (Will Hay)

    0430 The Astonished Heart (Celia Johnson)



    Mon 12/11

    0130 Carry On Matron

    0300 Okay for Sound (Flanagan & Allen)

    0430 True As A Turtle (John Gregson)



    Tue 13/11

    0430 Portait for Life (Mai Zetterling)



    Wed 14/11

    0135 Upstairs Downstairs (Michael Craig)

    0430 Bachelor of Hearts (Hardy Kruger)



    Thu 15/11

    0130 Mark of Cain (Eric Portman)

    0430 Sapphire (Nigel Patrick)



    Fri 16/11

    1225 Children Galore (June Thorburn)

    0125 Warning to Wantons (David Tomlinson)



    Mon 19/11

    0100 Carry on Girls

    0430 Trottie True (Jean Kent)



    Tue 20/11

    0205 Top of the Form (Ronald Shiner)

    0430 The Flemish Farm (Clive Brook)



    Wed 21/11

    1205 Passage Home (Peter Finch)

    0430 Jack Ahoy (Jack Hulbert)



    Thu 22/11

    0 The Beachcomber (Glynis Johns)

    0430 Said O'Reilly to McNab (Will Fyfe)



    Fri 23/11

    0 Riddle of the Sands (Michael York)

    0215 Cardboard Cavalier (Sid Field)

    0430 Checkpoint (Anthony Steel)



    (.... and at this point I now realise I could have just referred you to ABC Television and you can look the rest up yourself. Doh!!)

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    ok you have listed a lot of films on . aust. tv. but you forgot the best day of them all

    witch is

    sunday night and early monday morning . well i mean to say i think they show a better films on this day ??

    best mark.w....

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    You forgot to mention that ABC 2 are now also featuring an old Brit film most nights - and before midnight.



    Dave.

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    And 31 in Brisbane has old movies from the motherland too

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