Originally Posted by Solfan
This film is a must-see for "noir" buffs, and even on a ~1962 GE B/W TV it was unforgettable.
Laughton's direction [his first and only] is quite good.
The shot of those poor kids floating down the river in the rowboat with stars in the sky is haunting.
I'll be viewing/recording it on Saturday.:-)
HD Lite, or not, I'm sorry that I won't get to see Night of the Hunter in HD. I am on cable and, so far as I can tell, no HD channel available to me has ever shown it. I have seen it OAR on TCM several times, but, alas, that was only 480i. I think the movie is a masterpiece. I wish Charles Laughton had done more directing. Robert Mitchum's performance as the homicidal preacher was the best of his career, in my estimation.
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