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 (Robert Mitchum), 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 $10,000and two little children are the only ones who know where it is. Chill...dren! the preacher croons to the terrified boy and girl hiding in the cold, dark cellar...innocent young lambs who refuse to be led astray. A finely acted, imaginatively directed chiller with brooding power (Variety), The Night of the Hunter stars Mitchum in the most daring and critically acclaimed performance of his career. Spellbinding, ominous, and hauntingly suspenseful, this extraordinary film noir classic remains one of the most frightening movies ever made (Pauline Kael).
It turned out that I could not play this DVD on North American DVD players. The coding was set to play only in Europe.Published 17 months ago by henry kowalyk
Le film de Laughton est une oeuvre sombre, dure, brillante. Mitchum incarne un des plus grands contre-emploi de l<histoire du cinema.Published on Dec 24 2012 by Luigi
Item arrived in good time - despite it being ordered so close to Christmas. Excellent packaging and condition. Will use again, without doubt.Published on Feb. 18 2009 by Jacqueline Woods-powell
It does not surprise me to see so many negative reviews. Almost every film I would call a masterpiece gets the same treatment. Read morePublished on June 26 2004 by TL
I am still wondering why this film has so much admiration, being called brilliant, a masterpiece, terrifying, etc. etc. Because I was laughing most of the way through it... Read morePublished on Feb. 20 2004 by Susan
Charles Laughton, one of the greatest actors of Hollywood's Golden Age, made his directorial debut at age 56 with "Night of the Hunter. Read morePublished on Nov. 15 2003 by Miles D. Moore
I recently screened "Night of the Hunter" with Robert Mitchum and Shelley Winters. Winters, in my opinion, is THE worst actress of all time. Read morePublished on June 14 2003 by Ed Kaz
When unctuous Reverend Harry Powell (Mitchum) learns where a convicted criminal has stashed some money, he literally casts an ominous shadow on his Depression-era, West Virginia... Read morePublished on May 12 2003
"Night of the Hunter" is my favorite movie, bar none.
Recently, I was privileged to see, at Film Forum 2, in downtown Manhattan, a documentary called "The Epic That WAS" about... Read more