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 Lillian Gish 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 Shelley Winters in The Night of the Hunter (1955)

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Trivia

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... ...


Quotes

Rev. Harry Powell: There are things you do hate, Lord. Perfume-smellin' things, lacy things, things with curly hair.


Goofs

(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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Genres

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller

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