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The Night of the Hunter (1955)

The Night of the Hunter
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Robert Mitchum Robert Mitchum
Harry Powell
Shelley Winters Shelley Winters
Willa Harper
Lillian Gish Lillian Gish
Rachel Cooper
James Gleason James Gleason
Birdie Steptoe
Evelyn Varden Evelyn Varden
Icey Spoon
Peter Graves Peter Graves
Ben Harper
Don Beddoe Don Beddoe
Walt Spoon
Billy Chapin Billy Chapin
John Harper


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Davis Grubb Davis Grubb
(from the novel by)
James Agee James Agee
(screen play)


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A classic and suspenseful masterpiece!

8 years ago at Sep 8 8:37
4 votes
"Leaning... leaning... safe and secure from all alarms. Leaning... leaning... leaning on the everlasting arms."

Charles Laughton's The Night of the Hunter is another definitive example of a monochrome masterpiece tragically overlooked and criticised upon initial release. Director Charles Laughton was reportedly so disappointed and saddened by the film's poor critical and commercial ... read more

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3 years, 2 months ago at Jul 17 17:01
4 votes
The Night of the Hunter is truly a stand-alone masterwork. A horror movie with qualities of a Grimm fairy tale, it stars a sublimely sinister Robert Mitchum as a traveling preacher named Harry Powell, whose nefarious motives for marrying a fragile widow, played by Shelley Winters, are uncovered by her terrified young children. Graced by images of eerie beauty and a sneaky sense of humor, this ethe... read more

A classic

2 years, 5 months ago at Apr 19 20:49
4 votes
Since I kept hearing great things about this flick, I was really eager to check it out. Well, I have to admit it, it is a really odd feature, the only directing effort by Charles Laughton, Robert Mitchum’s favorite movies of his one, and, unsurprisingly, it was a critical and financial flop when it was released. Honestly, could you expect such a weird dark tale to reach an audience back in the 5... read more
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A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery.
Release date: 24 November 1955
UPC: 027616799425
Tags: Film Noir (20), Thriller (19), 1950s (18), Drama (14), 1955 (13), Usa (13), Murder (12), Crime (12), Religion (11), Widow (9), Prison (9), Children (9), Con Artist (8), Psychological (8), Money (8), Chase (8), Christmas (7), Classic (7), Bank Robbery (6), Boat (6)
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