Night of the Hunter
Ben Harper commits murder for $10,000, hides the money and makes daughter Pearl and son John promise not to tell anyone where it is. In prison, Ben's cellmate, the Preacher, tries unsuccessfully to get Ben to reveal where he stashed the money. When Preacher is released from prison he heads for the Harper home, charms Willa and wins her hand in marriage, only to kill her when she learns what he is really like. With only Pearl and John separating him from a small fortune, the Preacher unleashes the full force of his true, evil self.
- Robert Mitchum
- Billy Chapin
- Sally Jane Bruce
- Shelley Winters
- Lillian Gish
- James Gleason
- Evelyn Varden
- Peter Graves
- Don Beddoe
10 member reviews/ratings for this MovieAverage Rating: (8.20 / 10)
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my favorite scene is where John and his Sister stop for the night in the barn, John is sitting in the doorway of the Hayloft, and in the distance you can see the Preacher ride slowly by on his Horse! Robert Mitchum was great as the Preacher! Billy was very watchable! I love this movie alot! I watch it every chance I get. I highly recommend this, not only as a boy movie, but also as a suspence, drama!My Movie Rating: 10 / 10
"Doesn't he ever sleep?"My Movie Rating: 9 / 10
This is one of my favorite films. Robert Mitchums role is legendary. And Billy Chapin is great in it as well. Some of the images are so beautiful, disturbing and surreal, like the mother at the bottom of the river with her throat slit and her hair flowing almost seductively in the water. Or the little girl singing as she flees down the river with her brother. It's a shame that this film flopped on it's initial release. If Charles Laughton would have made more movies, he probably could have rivaled Hitchcock.My Movie Rating: 10 / 10
Come what may, Night of the Hunter is a classic. Robert Mitchum's character portrayal defined a new category of the wicked, ambivalent villain. The boy, Billy Chapin, plays an important role in the movie, impelling the storyline and adding emotional depth and sincerity to the plot.My Movie Rating: 8 / 10
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