Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
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.
29 December 1998 | Eve Sander (email@example.com)
10 | A must-see for lovers of art cinema and suspense. Exquisite!
One of the best suspense films ever made. Exquisite art direction: moody, scary, sometimes lyrically beautiful. Yet ...
Robert Mitchum's autobiography contains many spurious accounts of the making of the film; in one of them, Charles Laughton is said to have had no great love for children, and so despised directing them in this film that Robert Mitchum found himself directing the children in several scenes. In... ...
Rev. Harry Powell:
There are things you do hate, Lord. Perfume-smellin' things, lacy things, things with curly hair.
(at around 1h 10 mins) Although story is set in Depression, a Forties era photo of Ingrid Bergman (then unknown to American film-goers) adorns cover of a magazine prominently displayed on a small town newsstand.
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