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The Night of the Hunter (1955)

The Night of the Hunter (1955)
Movie Review While it is now considered one of the greatest American films (and deservedly so) this was not the case upon its release in 1955. When Night of the Hunter was first shown in theaters  it was both a commercial and a critical flop. Superbly directed by actor Charles Laughton and exquisitely shot by Stanley Cortez, this would be Laughton second and last turn as a director. No doubt the poor reception the film received at the time was a contributing factor to his reluctance to step behind the camera again. The movie boasts an all star crew and the actors are superbly cast. Robert Mitchum was...
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