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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


Written by (View all)
Davis Grubb

Davis Grubb

(from the novel by)
James Agee

James Agee

(screen play)


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A classic and suspenseful masterpiece!

5 years, 11 months 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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1 year, 1 month 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

4 months, 1 week 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
Film Noir (18), Thriller (17), 1950s (16), Drama (14), Usa (13), 1955 (11), Murder (11), Crime (11), Children (9), Widow (9), Religion (9), Psychological (8), Con Artist (8), Money (8), Chase (8), Prison (8), Classic (7), Christmas (6), Boat (6), Bank Robbery (6)
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“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 50’s? Even myself, 60 years later, I find it difficult to grasp the whole thing. Roger Ebert had some interesting theories about this movie, that it was some kind of nightmare which was something I didn’t think of while watching it and he also described it as an horror feature but I didn’t really agree on this. Like I said before, the whole thing is rather odd and, sometimes, it jumps from o” read more

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