|Directed by||Brian Desmond Hurst|
|Produced by||William Sistrom|
|Written by||Terence Young (original story
Rodney Ackland and
Brian Desmond Hurst (contributing writers, uncredited)
Derrick De Marney
|Music by||Richard Addinsell|
|Editing by||Alan Jaggs|
|Distributed by||RKO Radio British Productions|
|Release date(s)||26 June 1941 (UK)|
|Running time||94 min|
Dangerous Moonlight (known as Suicide Squadron in the USA) is a 1941 British film, starring Anton Walbrook, best known for its score written by Richard Addinsell with orchestrations by Roy Douglas, which includes the Warsaw Concerto. Among the costumes, the gowns were designed by Cecil Beaton.
The film's love-story plot revolves around the fictional composer of the Warsaw Concerto, a piano virtuoso and "shell-shocked" combat pilot, who meets an American war correspondent in Warsaw, and later goes back from America to join the RAF in England to continue to fight against the Nazis and their occupation of Poland.
Walbrook was an accomplished amateur pianist, so his hands are seen playing in the film, however the music on the soundtrack is played by the professional pianist Louis Kentner. Kentner's involvement was initially uncredited, as he thought that being seen to be playing film music would not help his career. He changed his mind on seeing the film's success.