The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Harry Murders Willa

Willa (Shelley Winters) prays and discusses Harry’s (Robert Mitchum) reasons for marrying her, just before he takes a knife and kills her.

Directed by Charles Laughton, Terry Sanders, and Robert Mitchum.

Released in 1955 by MGM.

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  • character-type: Evangelist
  • character-type: Wife
  • character-type: Murderer
  • character-type: Child
  • action: Pray
  • action: Stab
  • action: Listen
  • action: Watch
  • action: Kill
  • editors-choice: Getting Slapped!
  • editors-choice: Bad Guys
  • editors-choice: Cinematography
  • primary-genre: Classics
  • primary-genre: Thrillers
  • secondary-genre: Classic Thrillers
  • secondary-genre: Film Noir
  • secondary-genre: Classics
  • secondary-genre: Suspense
  • mood: Disturbing
  • mood: Violent
  • mood: Suspenseful
  • prop: Doll
  • prop: Knife
  • setting: Bedroom
  • theme: Faith
  • theme: Evil
  • theme: Life and Death
  • theme: Religion
  • actor: Sally Jane Bruce
  • actor: Robert Mitchum
  • actor: Billy Chapin
  • actor: Shelley Winters
  • director: Charles Laughton
  • director: Terry Sanders
  • director: Robert Mitchum
  • producer: Paul Gregory
  • cinematographer: Stanley Cortez
  • composer: Walter Schumann
  • editor: Robert Golden
  • role-name: Pearl Harper
  • role-name: Harry Powell
  • role-name: John Harper
  • role-name: Willa Harper
  • screenwriter: Davis Grubb
  • screenwriter: Charles Laughton
  • screenwriter: James Agee
  • year: 1955
  • studio: MGM