The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Love and Hate

Mr. Powell (Robert Mitchum) tells his animated story of love and hate. Young John (Billy Chapin) is skeptical while Mrs. Spoon (Evelyn Varden) eats it up.

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

Released in 1955 by MGM.

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  • character-type: Evangelist
  • character-type: Child
  • character-type: Mother
  • action: Lecture
  • editors-choice: Monologues
  • editors-choice: Bad Guys
  • editors-choice: Cinematography
  • editors-choice: Male Performances
  • primary-genre: Classics
  • primary-genre: Thrillers
  • secondary-genre: Classic Thrillers
  • secondary-genre: Film Noir
  • secondary-genre: Classics
  • secondary-genre: Suspense
  • mood: Understated
  • mood: Dark
  • setting: Diner
  • theme: Good
  • theme: Faith
  • theme: Morality
  • theme: Evil
  • actor: Sally Jane Bruce
  • actor: Evelyn Varden
  • actor: Robert Mitchum
  • actor: Billy Chapin
  • actor: Shelley Winters
  • actor: Don Beddoe
  • director: Charles Laughton
  • director: Terry Sanders
  • director: Robert Mitchum
  • producer: Paul Gregory
  • cinematographer: Stanley Cortez
  • composer: Walter Schumann
  • editor: Robert Golden
  • role-name: Walt Spoon
  • role-name: Pearl Harper
  • role-name: Harry Powell
  • role-name: Icey Spoon
  • role-name: John Harper
  • role-name: Willa Harper
  • screenwriter: Davis Grubb
  • screenwriter: Charles Laughton
  • screenwriter: James Agee
  • year: 1955
  • studio: MGM