Night of the Hunter

Poster for Night of the Hunter (1955)

Poster for Night of the Hunter (1955)

Spanish poster for Night of the Hunter

German poster for Night of the Hunter

Cover of the original 1953 novel, Night of the Hunter, by Davis Grubb

Author Davis Grubb from Moundsville, W. Va.

Mugshot of serial killer Harry Powers, 1920

Charles Laughton

Laughton as Capt. Bligh in the 1935 Mutiny on the Bounty

Elsa Lanchester in the 1935 Bride of Frankenstein

Laughton as Quasimodo in the 1939 Hunchback of Notre Dame

(see clip)

James Agee: poet, critic, essayist, and screenwriter for Night of the Hunter

Shelley Winters

Billy Chapin and Shelley Winters in Night of the Hunter

Lillian Gish, Shelley Winters, and Charles Laughton

Brightest star in early Hollywood: Lillian Gish

Charles Laughton and Lillian Gish on the set of Night of the Hunter

Clips from Way Down East

Publicity still of Robert MItchum:
“Listen. I got three expressions: looking left, looking right and looking straight ahead.”

Mitchum and Jane Greer in Out of the Past (1947), the archetypal film noir

Mitchum in court after his marijuana arrest in 1949

Serving his sentence of forty-three days:
"like Palm Springs, but without the riff-raff."

Trailer from the 1962 classic Cape Fear