The Night of the Hunter (1955)

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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.


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  • Robert Mitchum and Shelley Winters in The Night of the Hunter (1955)
  • Robert Mitchum and Shelley Winters in The Night of the Hunter (1955)
  • Robert Mitchum in The Night of the Hunter (1955)
  • Robert Mitchum and Lillian Gish in The Night of the Hunter (1955)
  • Robert Mitchum in The Night of the Hunter (1955)

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Reports that screenwriter James Agee wrote an incoherent screenplay have been proved false by the 2004 discovery of his first draft. That document, although 293 pages in length, and manifestly overwritten (as is common with first drafts), is, scene-for-scene,... ...


Quotes

Rev. Harry Powell: There's too many of them. I can't kill the world.


Goofs

(at around 41 mins) Mr. Spoon opens the cabinet to get the peach brandy. In the next shot, the cabinet is closed and he opens it again to put the brandy away.

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Genres

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller

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