A tall, handsome preacher his knuckles eerily tattooed with love and hate roams the countryside, spreading the gospel...and leaving a trail of murdered women in his wake. To Reverend Harry Powell, the work of the Lord has more to do with condemning souls than saving them,especially when his own interests are involved. Now his sights are set on $10,000 and two little children are the only ones who know where it is. The Night of the Hunter stars Mitchum in the most daring and critically acclaimed performance of his career. Directed by Charles Laughton, starring Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, Evelyn Varden, Peter Graves, James Gleason, Billy Chapin, Sally Bruce
Evelyn Varden,Lillian Gish,Billy Chapin,Peter Graves,Robert Mitchum,Shelley Winters
THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER, incredibly, the only film the great actor Charles Laughton ever directed, is truly a standalone masterwork. A horror movie with qualities of a Grimm fairy tale, it stars a sublimely sinister Robert Mitchum (Cape Fear, The Friends of Eddie Coyle) as a traveling preacher named Harry Powell (he of the tattooed knuckles), whose nefarious motives for marrying a fragile widow, played by Shelley Winters (A Place in the Sun, The Diary of Anne Frank) are uncovered by her terrified young children. Graced by images of eerie beauty and a sneaky sense of humor, this ethereal, expressionistic American classic - also featuring the contributions of actress Lillian Gish (Intolerance, Duel in the Sun) and writer James Agee, is cinema's quirkiest rendering of the battle between good and evil.