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The Night of the Hunter (1955) Charles Laughton

 
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Which Robert Mitchum character was the scariest?
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Dr Giggles
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PostPosted: 03.12.2004 2:46 am    Post subject: The Night of the Hunter (1955) Charles Laughton Reply with quote

The Night of the Hunter (1955) Charles Laughton

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Ben Harper has committed murder for $10,000. He hides the money and makes daughter Pearl and son John promise not to tell anyone where it is hidden, not even their mother Willa. In prison and awaiting hanging, Ben meets his cellmate, the Preacher, who tries unsuccessfully to get Ben to reveal where he stashed the money. When Preacher is released from prison he heads for the Harper home, intent on finding the money. Preacher 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.

With a great performance by Robert Mitchum, and excellent direction from Laughton, this 1955 film noir classic is suspenseful, frightening and beautiful at the same time. Walter Schumanns lullaby type score helps give the films its eerie atmopshere. This one goes highly recommended, and Fantomas fans will get a kick out of the score... I know I did!
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PostPosted: 03.12.2004 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Night of the Hunter, by a country mile. One of my top five favorite films of all-time.
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PostPosted: 03.12.2004 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fred C. Dobbs wrote:
Night of the Hunter, by a country mile. One of my top five favorite films of all-time.


What he said.

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