The Night of the Hunter (1955) Directed by Charles Laughton
Lillian Gish as Rachel Cooper

Rachel Cooper: It’s a hard world for little things.

3 Responses to “The Night of the Hunter (1955)”

  1. SUCH an awesome movie fillum!

  2. Yes Jeanine, a screen masterpiece, that brings together some brilliant contributions, including Laughton’s focused direction, the spectacular cinematography of Stanley Cortez and the unforgettable performances of Robert Mitchum and Lillian Gish. As a borderline noir it certainly stands among the most accomplished achievements in that genre. Cortez’ distorted perspectives and odd camera angles properly negotiated the nightmarish fears of children, and Walter Schumann’s use of two songs are perfectly woven. It is hard to believe this film upon release was a failure.

    The Criterion blu-ray is a god-send for cinephiles!

  3. An absolute masterpiece, it’s a shame Laughton never directed again.

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