Unusual and emblematic thriller about an evil Preacher's murderous and greedy quest for stolen money and the siblings who flee from him. Part film noir, and part Expressionist fairy tale, the only film directed by actor Charles Laughton. Adapted for the screen by James Agee. Career-best performances from Robert Mitchum, Shelly Winters, and Lillian Gish (in a luminous mid-career supporting turn). Stunning and haunting B&W cinematography by Stanley Cortez.
In 1992, The Night of the Hunter was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."
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