The Resource The night of the hunter, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; Paul Gregory Productions ; screen play by James Agee ; produced by Paul Gregory ; directed by Charles Laughton ; United Artists, (videorecording)

The night of the hunter, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; Paul Gregory Productions ; screen play by James Agee ; produced by Paul Gregory ; directed by Charles Laughton ; United Artists, (videorecording)

Label
The night of the hunter
Title
The night of the hunter
Statement of responsibility
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; Paul Gregory Productions ; screen play by James Agee ; produced by Paul Gregory ; directed by Charles Laughton ; United Artists
Contributor
Actor
Artistic director
Screenwriter
Composer
Cinematographer
Costume designer
Director
Film editor
Photographer
Producer
Sound designer
Set designer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • A self-styled preacher marries and murders the widow of an executed convict with whom he once shared a cell. He then terrorizes her two young children to force them to tell him the whereabouts of the $10,000 he knows their father hid before his imprisonment
  • "The Night of the Hunter -- incredibly, the only film the great actor Charles Laughton ever directed -- is truly a stand-alone masterwork. A horror movie with qualities of a Grimm fairy tale, it stars a sublimely sinister Robert Mitchum as a traveling preacher named Harry Powell (he of the tattooed knuckles), whose nefarious motives for marrying a fragile widow, played by Shelley Winters, are uncovered by her terrified young children. Graced by images of eerie beauty and a sneaky sense of humor, this ethereal, expressionistic American classic -- also featuring the contributions of actress Lillian Gish and writer James Agee -- is cinema's most eccentric rendering of the battle between good and evil." -- Publisher
Related
Member of
Awards note
Named to the National Film Registry in 1992 by the Library of Congress.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Night of the hunter (Motion picture)
Credits note
Music by Walter Schumann ; photography by Stanley Cortez ; art direction by Hilyard Brown ; film editor, Robert Golden ; set decoration, Al Spencer ; wardrobe, Jerry Bos ; sound, Stanford Naughton ; special photographic effects, Jack Rabin, Louis DeWitt
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
LC call number
  • PN1997
  • PS3513.R865
LC item number
  • .N54 2010
  • N52 1955b
PerformerNote
Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, James Gleason, Evelyn Varden, Peter Graves, Don Beddoe, Billy Chapin, Sally Jane Bruce, Gloria Castilo
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1899-1962
  • 1909-1955
  • 1920-
  • 1893-1993
  • 1886-1959
  • 1893-1958
  • 1926-2010
  • 1935-
  • 1913-1958
  • 1919-1980
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Laughton, Charles
  • Agee, James
  • Gregory, Paul
  • Mitchum, Robert
  • Winters, Shelley
  • Gish, Lillian
  • Gleason, James
  • Varden, Evelyn
  • Graves, Peter
  • Beddoe, Don
  • Chapin, Billy
  • Bruce, Sally Jane
  • Castillo, Gloria
  • Schumann, Walter
  • Cortez, Stanley
  • Brown, Hilyard
  • Golden, Robert S
  • Spencer, Alfred E
  • Bos, Jerry
  • Naughton, Stanford
  • Rabin, Jack
  • DeWitt, Louis
  • Grubb, Davis
  • UCLA Film and Television Archive
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Paul Gregory Productions
  • United Artists Corporation
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
93
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
541
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grubb, Davis
  • Grubb, Davis
  • Stalkers
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Ex-convicts
  • Murder
  • Impostors and imposture
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Ex-convicts
  • Impostors and imposture
  • Murder
  • Stalkers
Technique
live action
Label
The night of the hunter, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; Paul Gregory Productions ; screen play by James Agee ; produced by Paul Gregory ; directed by Charles Laughton ; United Artists, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "1955"--Container
  • Special features, languages and subtitles may vary
  • From the novel by Davis Grubb
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1955
  • Digital restoration by UCLA Film & Television Archive
Accompanying material
1 booklet (28 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
Disc 1. Feature -- Special features: Commentary with second-unit director Terry Sanders, film archivist Robert Gitt, film critic F.X. Feeney and author Preston Neal Jones. 'The making of The night of the hunter' documentary; 'Moving pictures' documentary; 'Stanley Cortez' interview; 'Simon Callow on Charles Laughton' interview; 'The Ed Sullivan Show' excerpt from the September 25, 1955 episode; Davis Grubb sketches ; Disc 2. Charles Laughton directs 'The night of the hunter,' a two and a half hour compilation of outtakes and behind the scenes footage -- Introduction by Robert Gitt and Leonard Maltin ; Booklet: 'Holy terror,' essay by Terrence Rafferty -- 'Downriver and heavenward with James Agee,' essay by Michael Sragow
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Two-DVD special edition, DVD edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (93 min.)
Isbn
9781604653502
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515064613
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
CC1956D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)665161089
  • 1220163
  • (OCoLC)ocn665161089
  • 1220163
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen (1.66:1) presentation; Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The night of the hunter, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; Paul Gregory Productions ; screen play by James Agee ; produced by Paul Gregory ; directed by Charles Laughton ; United Artists, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • "1955"--Container
  • Special features, languages and subtitles may vary
  • From the novel by Davis Grubb
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1955
  • Digital restoration by UCLA Film & Television Archive
Accompanying material
1 booklet (28 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
Disc 1. Feature -- Special features: Commentary with second-unit director Terry Sanders, film archivist Robert Gitt, film critic F.X. Feeney and author Preston Neal Jones. 'The making of The night of the hunter' documentary; 'Moving pictures' documentary; 'Stanley Cortez' interview; 'Simon Callow on Charles Laughton' interview; 'The Ed Sullivan Show' excerpt from the September 25, 1955 episode; Davis Grubb sketches ; Disc 2. Charles Laughton directs 'The night of the hunter,' a two and a half hour compilation of outtakes and behind the scenes footage -- Introduction by Robert Gitt and Leonard Maltin ; Booklet: 'Holy terror,' essay by Terrence Rafferty -- 'Downriver and heavenward with James Agee,' essay by Michael Sragow
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Two-DVD special edition, DVD edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (93 min.)
Isbn
9781604653502
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515064613
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
CC1956D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)665161089
  • 1220163
  • (OCoLC)ocn665161089
  • 1220163
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen (1.66:1) presentation; Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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