The Night of the Hunter

Friday, December 13 - Saturday, December 14, 2019

*Please note the late-night screenings on Fri 12/13 and Sat 12/14 begin at 12:10am, not 11:59pm!*

A tall, handsome ‘preacher’ – his knuckles eerily tattooed with ‘love’ and ‘hate’ – roams the countryside, spreading the gospel… and leaving a trail of murdered women in his wake. To Reverend Harry Powell (Robert Mitchum), the work of the Lord has more to do with condemning souls than saving them, especially when his own interests are involved. Now his sights are set on $10,000 – and two little children are the only ones who know where it is. ‘Chill…dren!’ the preacher croons to the terrified boy and girl hiding in the cold, dark cellar… innocent young lambs who refuse to be led astray.

Screening as part of our Autumn 2019 series, Weekend Classics: May All Your Christmases Be Noir.

  • Country USA
  • Year 1955
  • Running Time 92 minutes
  • Distributor Park Circus
  • Director Charles Laughton
  • Cast Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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