The Night of the Hunter in 35mm


Grand Illusion Cinema Fri, Oct 7 7:30 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Sat, Oct 8 4:00 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Sun, Oct 9 7:30 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Tue, Oct 11 7:30 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1955
Production Country:USA
Original Langauge:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Charles Laughton
Cast:Robert Mitchum
Shelley Winters
Lillian Gish
James Gleason
Evelyn Varden


The Night of the Hunter—incredibly, the only film the great actor Charles Laughton ever directed—is truly a stand-alone masterwork. A horror movie with qualities of a Grimm fairy tale, it stars a sublimely sinister Robert Mitchum as a traveling preacher named Harry Powell (he of the tattooed knuckles), whose nefarious motives for marrying a fragile widow, played by Shelley Winters, are uncovered by her terrified young children. Graced by images of eerie beauty and a sneaky sense of humor, this ethereal, expressionistic American classic—also featuring the contributions of actress Lillian Gish and writer James Agee—is cinema’s most eccentric rendering of the battle between good and evil. -Criterion Collection