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The Night of the Hunter
- Charles Laughton

Overview - In this eerie meditation on good and evil, a schizophrenic preacher--possibly the devil himself--relentlessly hunts two small children across the Depression-era Bible Belt to get at their dead father's stolen fortune. In Robert Mitchum's career-defining role as Preacher Harry Powell, he wears unforgettable tattoos of two four-letter words on his fingers: LOVE and HATE.  Read more...

 
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Overview

In this eerie meditation on good and evil, a schizophrenic preacher--possibly the devil himself--relentlessly hunts two small children across the Depression-era Bible Belt to get at their dead father's stolen fortune. In Robert Mitchum's career-defining role as Preacher Harry Powell, he wears unforgettable tattoos of two four-letter words on his fingers: LOVE and HATE. Hauntingly directed by Charles Laughton, THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER is his only credited directorial effort, and it is a tour-de-force.

Cast List

Evelyn Varden - Character Actress/1950s
Lillian Gish - American actress, BIRTH OF A NATION (1915)
Lillian de Guiche - American actress, BIRTH OF A NATION (1915)
David Grubb
James Agee - Screenwriter of "Night of the Hunter"
James Gleason - American Actor/Screenwriter
Paul Gregory - Producer, NIGHT OF THE HUNTER
Billy Chapin - American Child Actor
Walter Schumann
Shelley Winters - Oscar winning actress, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK (1959)
Shirley Schrift - Oscar winning actress, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK (1959)
Gloria Castillo - Actress/"Reform School"
Robert Golden
Stanley Cortez
Stanley Krantz
Stanislaus Kranze
Jerry Bros
Peter Graves - American actor, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE (1967)
Peter Aurness - American actor, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE (1967)
Sally Jane Bruce
Charles Laughton - British Actor/Director
Robert Mitchum - American Actor, THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (1955)
Bob Mitchum - American Actor, THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (1955)
Don Beddoe - American Character Actor

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 93
  • Color Format: B&W
  • UPC: 715515064613
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: November 2010

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Notes:
THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER is the only film directed by actor and stage director Charles Laughton. THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1992.

Reviews:
"...A beaut -- an old-fashioned clash of good and evil with stark photography that pays homage to the silent era..." - 01/26/1994 USA Today, p.5D


"...One of the greatest of all American films....NIGHT OF THE HUNTER is an expressionistic oddity....What a compelling, frightening and beautiful film it is..." - 11/24/1996 Chicago Sun-Times, p.5


"...This noirish, dreamy chiller ripples between arthouse cine-poem and Hollywood suspenser with a fearful sophistication..." - 12/01/2003 Total Film, p.47


"Mitchum is awesome and strange." - 12/01/2004 Uncut, p.183


"There is a strong case to be made that this is the most original Hollywood film ever....Laughton's unique, haunted film achieved exactly what he had intended, provoking astonishment in everyone who saw it." - 09/01/2008 Empire, p.161


"[I]t's so beautifully wrought and so unnerving that it practically qualifies as a full-scale directing career unto itself." - 09/08/2010 New York Times


"[T]he greatest directorial one-off in cinema history....Its elemental power comes from its grasp of the conflicts and obsessions that give America its character..." -- Grade: A - 12/01/2010 A.V. Club


"[A] beguilingly sinister and heartfelt Southern gothic -- the most singular in Hollywood history..." - 02/01/2011 Sight and Sound

 
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