The night of the hunter

An interesting combination makes a piece of history. Charles Laughton directs an amazing performance out of Robert Mitchum who, as a "preacher" who will leave no stone unturned in his search for the hidden cash, is striking in his portrayal of evil. Lillian Gish proves that old ladies are a force to be reckoned with; of course, she had already proved many years earlier that young ladies are too (remember the ice floes in the Griffith years?).

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