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The Night of the Hunter (12)

18 September

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Key

  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly

Details

Cited by Frank Quitely as one of the vital films that helped shape his vision, traces of this brooding black-and-white masterpiece can be seen in much of the artist’s work. Before being hung for murder, John and Pearl’s father swears them to secrecy on the whereabouts of his $10,000 loot. However, his own indiscretion leads to his one-time cellmate – Robert Mitchum as a psychotic religious fanatic – marrying the children’s mother, intent on uncovering the riches. A ghoulish fairytale for grownups described by director Charles Laughton as ‘a nightmarish Mother Goose tale’.

Introduced by Frank Quitely who will discuss the impact the film has had on his work.

  • Director Charles Laughton
  • Cast Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish
  • Certificate 12
  • Running time 1h32m
  • Country USA
  • Year of Production 1955
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