The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Two Pretty Children

After escaping Mr. Powell, Pearl (Sally Jane Bruce) and her brother John (Billy Chapin) float up river in their boat as the animals of the night watch on.

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

Released in 1955 by MGM.

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  • character-type: Brother
  • character-type: Sister
  • character-type: Child
  • action: Sing
  • action: Float
  • editors-choice: Cinematography
  • editors-choice: Musical Moments
  • primary-genre: Classics
  • primary-genre: Thrillers
  • secondary-genre: Classic Thrillers
  • secondary-genre: Film Noir
  • secondary-genre: Classics
  • secondary-genre: Suspense
  • mood: Emotional
  • mood: Imaginative
  • mood: Heartfelt
  • prop: Row Boat
  • setting: River
  • setting: Boat
  • theme: Loneliness
  • theme: Adversity
  • actor: Sally Jane Bruce
  • actor: Billy Chapin
  • 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: John Harper
  • screenwriter: Davis Grubb
  • screenwriter: Charles Laughton
  • screenwriter: James Agee
  • year: 1955
  • studio: MGM