Video Release: November 16, 2010
Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Criterion Collection
- Runtime: 93 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
In this eery meditation on good and evil, a schizophrenic preacher, possibly the devil himself, relentlessly hunts two small children, across the Depression Era Bible Belt to get at their dead father's stolen fortune. In Mitchum's career-defining role as Preacher Harry Powell he wears unforgettable tattoos of two four-letter words on his fingers: LOVE and HATE. Hauntingly directed by Laughton, his only film. Unbelievably, not nominated for any Academy Awards.
"The Night of the Hunter" is the only film directed by actor and stage director Charles Laughton.