1955: The Night of the Hunter


– Director: Charles Laughton

– Stacker score: 93.2

– Metascore: 99

– IMDb user rating: 8

– Runtime: 92 minutes

Set during the Great Depression, “The Night of the Hunter” follows a vicious grifter as he preys upon a gullible woman. The film endures as a gripping classic, namely thanks to a harrowing performance by lead actor Robert Mitchum. This was the only film directed by actor Charles Laughton.

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