Updated 2018-Mar-02. Created 2007-May-19

The Night of the Hunter (USA, 1955)

The only film ever directed by the great British actor Charles Laughton.
A religious fanatic marries a widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he had stolen in a robbery.

Dream-like expressionistic tale of greed, innocence, seduction, sin and corruption (based on a 1953 depression-era novel by Davis Grubb).
A beautifull avant garde sophisticated oddity (both ignored and misunderstood at the time of its release) now considered as one of the greatest American films of all time.

Robert Mitchum as Harry Powell diabolical serial killer/Preacher and his love & hate hand tattoos!

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Review by Tim Dirks at filmsite