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Night of the Hunter, the Movie

Night of the Hunter

1955

Director:
Charles Laughton
 
Screenplay:
James Agee
 
Cast:
Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, Evelyn Varden, Peter Graves, James Gleason, Billy Chapin, Sally Jane Bruce
 
Overview:
Mitchum plays a psychotic preacher who marries a lonely widow (Winters) with two children in the hopes of finding the loot stolen by her husband. Mitchum gives a chilling performance and there are moments of true terror in this dark tale. Silent screen star Gish plays a matriarch who takes in the children.
This is the only film directed by actor Laughton. Based on a novel by Davis Grubb. Remade as a TV movie in 1991 with Richard Chamberlain.
 
Rating:
 
Format: VHS
 

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