The Night of the Hunter (1955)

A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he’d stolen in a robbery.


Note from Ro: When I was a child, I caught part of this movie on TV while my mom was watching it, and it stuck with me; mostly because it scared me half to death. Upon re-watching, it was only slightly less chilling. I really like the decision that was made to do this film in black and white as it gives makes the atmosphere seem creepier to me. 

I’ve never been a huge Robert Mitchum fan, but he is so well cast in this, I might change my mind! He seems larger than life as the evil preacher. Shelley Winters and Lillian Gish are excellent as usual and I thought the child actors did a superb job. 


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