The Night of the Hunter

The Night of the Hunter

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Classic, black and white noir starring Robert Mitchum (Cape Fear) as serial-killer clergyman Harry Powell, who marries his cellmate's unsuspecting widow to find a hidden fortune. The novel on which the story is based took inspiration from the true story of Harry Powers, hanged in 1932 for the murder of two widows and three children. From the director of Spartacus.

1955Rating: PG93 minsUSA
DramaMysteryThriller

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The Night of the Hunter | Reviews

94%79 reviews

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Variety

Variety

The completed product, bewitching at times, loses sustained drive via too many offbeat touches that have a misty effect.

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Time Out

Time Out

There's the absolute authority of Mitchum's performance -- easy, charming, infinitely sinister.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

All this has been crisply compacted into clear screen drama by the late James Agee and it is put forth under the direction of Mr. Laughton in stark, rigid visual terms.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

One of the most frightening of movies.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A monochrome masterpiece, pure cinematic alchemy and just about every other superlative that spells genius.

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The Night of the Hunter | Release Details

The Night of the Hunter is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and Apple TV.