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The Night of the Hunter


Adapted by [[Performer~P79110~James Agee~jamesagee]] from a novel by Davis Grubb, The Night of the Hunter represented legendary actor [[Performer~P98862~Charles Laughton~charleslaughton]]'s only film directing effort. Combining stark realism with Germanic expressionism, the movie is a brilliant good-and-evil parable, with "good" represented by a couple of farm kids and a pious old lady, and "evil" literally in the hands of a posturing psychopath. Imprisoned with thief Ben Harper...more

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