• Director

    Charles Laughton

  • With

    Robert Mitchum, Lillian Gish, Shelley Winters

  • USA 1955. 92min

  • Digital

  • Certificate

    12A

François Truffaut was wowed by what he described as ‘an immensely inventive and truly experimental film, one that aimed to re-create the visual and cinematic splendour of the silent era’. The Night of the Hunter is a parable about innocence and the corrupting force of money, a nightmarish fairy tale in which two young children are tormented by a psychopathic preacher. Despite a poor critical reception upon its release, the film is now considered a masterpiece of cinema.

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