Night Of The Hunter

Dir: Charles Laughton
Cast: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish
92mins   1955   US   12A   English   

Live introduction by Robert Senior

Based on the book of the same name, this classic American thriller follows the gripping tale of a corrupted preacher who attempts to infiltrate the life of an unsuspecting widow and her children after he learns from his cell mate, the widow's former husband, that he had hidden $10,000 before his arrest - and that his children know where the money is stashed. Robert Mitchum stars in what would become one of cinema's most iconic roles, the murderer and self proclaimed man of the cloth, Harry Powell.

'It's the most haunted and dreamlike of all American films, a gothic backwoods ramble with the Devil at its heels' - Tom Huddleston, Time Out

'One of the most frightening of movies' - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times


Wed 28 November