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Encyclopedia > The Night of the Hunter (film)
The Night of the Hunter
Directed by Charles Laughton
Produced by Paul Gregory
Written by Davis Grubb (novel)
James Agee
Charles Laughton
Starring Robert Mitchum
Shelley Winters
Lillian Gish
Music by Walter Schumann
Cinematography Stanley Cortez
Editing by Robert Golden
Distributed by United Artists
Release date(s) September 29, 1955
Running time 93 min.
Country USA
Language English
Budget $795,000 (estimated)
Allmovie profile
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The Night of the Hunter is a 1955 film noir, starring Robert Mitchum and Shelley Winters, and the only film Charles Laughton ever directed. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Davis Grubb, adapted for the screen by James Agee and Charles Laughton. The novel and film draw on the true story of Harry Powers, hanged in 1932 for the murders of two widows and three children in Clarksburg, West Virginia. The film's lyric and expressionistic style sets it apart from almost all other Hollywood films of the 1940s and 50s, and has influenced later directors such as David Lynch, Martin Scorsese, Terrence Malick, and the Coen Brothers. Charles Laughton (1 July 1899 – 15 December 1962) was an English stage and film actor. ... Davis Grubb (July 23, 1919 - July 24, 1980) was an American novelist and short story writer. ... James Rufus Agee (November 27, 1909 – May 16, 1955) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, screenwriter, journalist, poet, and film critic. ... Charles Laughton (1 July 1899 – 15 December 1962) was an English stage and film actor. ... Robert Charles Durman Mitchum (August 6, 1917 – July 1, 1997) was an Academy award nominated American film actor and singer. ... Shelley Winters (August 18, 1920 – January 14, 2006) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress. ... Lillian Diana de Guiche (October 14, 1893 – February 27, 1993), was an Oscar-nominated American actress, better known as Lillian Gish. ... Stanley Cortez (1908-1997) was a cinemataographer. ... This article is about the film studio. ... is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Two silhouetted figures in The Big Combo (1955). ... Robert Charles Durman Mitchum (August 6, 1917 – July 1, 1997) was an Academy award nominated American film actor and singer. ... Shelley Winters (August 18, 1920 – January 14, 2006) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress. ... Charles Laughton (1 July 1899 – 15 December 1962) was an English stage and film actor. ... The Night of the Hunter is a 1953 novel by American author, Davis Grubb. ... Davis Grubb (July 23, 1919 - July 24, 1980) was an American novelist and short story writer. ... James Rufus Agee (November 27, 1909 – May 16, 1955) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, screenwriter, journalist, poet, and film critic. ... Clarksburg is a city in Harrison County, West Virginia, U.S. The population was 16,743 at the 2000 census. ... On White II by Wassily Kandinsky, 1923. ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as part of... For other persons named David Lynch, see David Lynch (disambiguation). ... Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese (IPA: AmE: ; Ita: []) (b. ... Terrence Terry Malick (born November 30, 1943, in Ottawa, Illinois) is an American film director. ... Joel and Ethan Coen, known as The Coen Brothers, are Oscar-winning American filmmakers. ...


In 1992, The Night of the Hunter was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress and was selected for preservation in their National Film Registry. Construction of the Thomas Jefferson Building, from July 8, 1888 to May 15, 1894. ... The National Film Registry is the registry of films selected by the United States National Film Preservation Board for preservation in the Library of Congress. ...

Contents

Cast

Robert Charles Durman Mitchum (August 6, 1917 – July 1, 1997) was an Academy award nominated American film actor and singer. ... Shelley Winters (August 18, 1920 – January 14, 2006) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress. ... Lillian Diana de Guiche (October 14, 1893 – February 27, 1993), was an Oscar-nominated American actress, better known as Lillian Gish. ... James Gleason (May 23, 1882 – April 12, 1959) was an American actor born in New York City. ... Evelyn Varden (b. ... Peter Graves (born March 18, 1926[1][2]) is an American film and television actor. ... Beddoe as Charles McGraws partner in The Narrow Margin Don Beddoe (July 1, 1903 - January 19, 1991) was an American character actor. ... Gloria Castillo (b. ...

Plot

The film is set in West Virginia, along the Ohio River. The story takes place in the late 1930s; the film magazine that Ruby is bought features Gone with the Wind on the front cover. Official language(s) none (de facto English) Demonym West Virginian Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Largest metro area Charleston metro area Area  Ranked 41st in the US  - Total 24,230 sq mi (62,755 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... View of Pittsburgh, the largest metropolitan area on the Ohio River, where the Allegheny River (left) and the Monongahela River (right) join at Point State Park to form the Ohio River Cincinnati, Ohio is a well known city along the Ohio River, historically known for its riverboats. ...


Ben Harper (Peter Graves) is sentenced to hang for his part in a robbery in which two men were killed. Before he is caught though, he hides the stolen money, trusting only his children John (Billy Chapin) and Pearl (Sally Jane Bruce)—about ten and five years old, respectively—with the money's location. Harry Powell (Robert Mitchum), a self-appointed preacher with the word "LOVE" tattooed on the knuckles of his right hand and "HATE" on the knuckles of his left, shares a prison cell with Harper. He tries to get Harper to tell him the hiding place before his execution, but the only clue he gets is a Biblical quotation Harper mutters in his sleep: "And a child shall lead them." Peter Graves (actor) (born March 18, 1926) is an American actor who made more than 70 screen and TV films or series. ... Hanging is the suspension of a person by a ligature, usually a cord wrapped around the neck, causing death. ... Reverend Harry Powell as portrayed by Robert Mitchum. ... Robert Charles Durman Mitchum (August 6, 1917 – July 1, 1997) was an Academy award nominated American film actor and singer. ... For other uses, see Tattoo (disambiguation). ...

Night of the Hunter lobby card
Night of the Hunter lobby card

Convinced that Harper told his children the secret, upon his release from prison, Powell woos and marries Harper's widow, Willa (Shelley Winters). He questions them, especially John, about the money whenever they are alone, but they distrust him and reveal nothing. Willa eventually finds out, so he kills her. Image File history File links The Night of the Hunter movie poster with Robert Mitchum This is a copyrighted poster. ... Image File history File links The Night of the Hunter movie poster with Robert Mitchum This is a copyrighted poster. ... Shelley Winters (August 18, 1920 – January 14, 2006) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress. ...


Powell finally learns the money's location from Pearl by threatening John, but the children escape with the cash and find sanctuary with Rachel Cooper (Lillian Gish). Powell eventually finds them, but Rachel sees through his false persona. After a climactic standoff between Rachel and Powell, he is arrested by the police. Lillian Diana de Guiche (October 14, 1893 – February 27, 1993), was an Oscar-nominated American actress, better known as Lillian Gish. ...


Making of the film

The film resulted from a collaboration between a superb and intelligent actor on stage as well as film, Charles Laughton, and one of the most intellectually sophisticated screenwriters of classic Hollywood, James Agee. Agee was also perhaps the best film reviewer of his day. Laughton drew heavily on the harsh, angular look of German expressionist films of the 1920s, such as The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Charles Laughton (1 July 1899 – 15 December 1962) was an English stage and film actor. ... Screenwriters, scenarists, or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... ... James Rufus Agee (November 27, 1909 – May 16, 1955) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, screenwriter, journalist, poet, and film critic. ... Film criticism is the analysis and evaluation of films. ... Expressionism in filmmaking developed in Germany (especially Berlin) during the 1920s. ... Dr. Caligari, Caligari, and Doctor Caligari all redirect here. ...


The film's music, composed and arranged by Walter Schumann in close association with Laughton, features a combination of nostalgic and expressionistic orchestral passages. The film also includes two original songs by Schumann, "Lullaby" (sung by Lillian Gish's character) and the haunting "Pretty Fly" (sung by Pearl). A recurring musical device involves the preacher making his presence known by singing the traditional hymn "Leaning on the Everlasting Arms". Mitchum also recorded the soundtrack version of the hymn. A film score is a set of musical compositions written to accompany a film. ... Look up nostalgia in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Expressionism as a musical genre is notoriously difficult to exactly define. ... For other uses, see Orchestra (disambiguation). ... This article is about the musical composition. ... For other uses, see Hymn (disambiguation). ...


In 1974, film archivist Robert Gitt Anthony Slide retrieved several boxes of photographs, sketches, memos and letters relating to the film from Laughton's widow Elsa Lanchester for the American Film Institute. She also gave the Institute over 80,000 feet of rushes and outtakes from the filming. In 1981, this material was sent to the UCLA Film and Television Archive where, for the next 20 years, they were edited into a two-and-half hour documentary that premiered in 2002, at UCLA's Festival of Preservation. Lanchester in Naughty Marietta Elsa Lanchester (October 28, 1902 - December 26, 1986 in Woodland Hills, California) was an Oscar-nominated English character actress who became a naturalized American citizen in 1950 along with her husband, actor Charles Laughton. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the... The UCLA Film and Television Archive is an internationally-renowned visual arts organization focused on the preservation, study, and appreciation of film and television, based at the University of California, Los Angeles. ...


Themes/Motifs

  • Love/Hate -- The struggle between Good and Evil, most memorably in the scene where Powell tells the story behind his tattooed knuckles.
  • Faith in God -- Powell's twisted belief in God is part of why he kills people (in the name of the Lord). He also pretends to be a preacher and preaches the Gospel, a further claimed connection with God. Conversely, Rachel lives by the Bible, and quotes it. The two of them have a sort of spiritual test of faith when Powell sits outside her house through the night, singing what he can remember of the hymn "Leaning on Jesus (The Everlasting Arms)"; Rachel fills in the lyrics with conviction, in a way that casts doubt on Powell's claimed faith.
  • Perverse Sexuality --Powell's knife has obvious phallic connotations, and the pain and death he inflicts with it substitute for sexual fulfillment. His marriage to Willa, for example, is never consummated -- instead, he cuts her throat.

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Response

Stanley Cortez' striking cinematography has been much noted and imitated, and Mitchum's chilling and sinister performance has been especially praised. Nevertheless, Night of the Hunter was not a success with either audiences or critics at its initial release, which probably explains why Charles Laughton never directed another film. Over time, Night of the Hunter acquired a cult following, in part thanks to frequent screenings on television, and came to be praised as a masterpiece and one of the finest examples of film noir. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Stanley Cortez (1908-1997) was a cinemataographer. ... ‹ The template below is being considered for deletion. ... Charles Laughton (1 July 1899 – 15 December 1962) was an English stage and film actor. ... This article does not discuss cultist groups, personality cults, or cult in its original sense of religious practice. See cult (disambiguation) for more meanings of the term cult. A cult following is a group of fans devoted to a specific area of pop culture. ... Two silhouetted figures in The Big Combo (1955). ...


Roger Ebert wrote of the film, "It is one of the most frightening of movies, with one of the most unforgettable of villains, and on both of those scores it holds up ... well after four decades."[1] Roger Joseph Ebert (born June 18, 1942) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American film critic. ... Bad guy redirects here. ...


Night of the Hunter was rated #34 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills ranking, and #90 on Bravo's 100 Scariest Movie Moments. The 100 most heart-pounding American films as described by the AFI on the evening of June 12, 2001. ... This article is about the U.S. cable network. ...


Influence and References

The LOVE and HATE tattoos

The LOVE and HATE tattoos on Harry Powell's hands have often been mentioned, imitated, and hinted at in popular culture:

  • The Clash's "Death or Glory" from 1979's London Calling includes the line, "Love and Hate tattooed across the knuckles on his hands"
  • Two shots in the opening sequence of The Blues Brothers (1980) focus on Jake and Elwood's hands. Jake's has "J-A-K-E" tattooed on the knuckles of his right hand, while Elwood's has "E-L-W-O" on his.... with "O-D" on his left.
  • Bruce Springsteen's "Cautious Man" from his 1987 album Tunnel of Love contains the lyrics: "On his right hand Billy'd tattooed the word 'love'/ and on his left hand was the word 'fear'/ And in which hand he held his fate was never clear".
  • In Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing (1989), the character Radio Raheem delivers an-almost verbatim version of Powell's famed monologue about his tattooed hands (see below), only with brass knuckle rings replacing the tattoos.
  • The cover of the 1989 album Peace and Love by the Irish band The Pogues shows a boxer with the words "Peace" and "Love" tattooed on his fingers. A 6th finger has been added to the man's right hand to make room for the word "Peace".
  • The Ren and Stimpy show had an episode featuring a villain named the Reverend Jack Cheese, a crazed con-man voiced by Frank Gorshin who had "pity" and "self-pity" tattooed on his fingers,the episode is one of the few Games episodes liked by Spumco and Games fans alike, while The Night of the Hunter is one of show cerator John Kricfalusi's favorite films according to his Myspace page.
  • In "Beyond the Sea", a Season One episode of The X Files, Brad Dourif plays Luther Lee Boggs, a possibly psychic serial killer who has "KISS" and "KILL" tattooed on his knuckles.
  • The Simpsons episode "Cape Feare" (1993) features Sideshow Bob with tattooed knuckles; however, "Since he's a cartoon character with only three knuckles, his tattoo reads 'L-U-V' and 'H-Ā-T,' with a macron over the middle 'A,' to get that 'long a' sound." [1] Though the episode is a parody of the 1991 film Cape Fear, the reference in this case is clearly meant to invoke both The Night of the Hunter and Robert Mitchum's portrayal of the antagonist in the original 1962 version of Cape Fear.
  • In Hugh Laurie's 1996 novel The Gun Seller, he mentions a West Ham supporter with "Hate" tattooed on one hand, and "Hate" tattoed on the other.
  • The band Murder City Devils, has a song entitled "Left Hand Right Hand" on their 1998 album Empty Bottles, Broken Hearts.
  • In House of 1000 Corpses (2003), the homicidal clown Captain Spaulding has "Love" and "Hate" tattooed across his knuckles. The character himself is a reference to Groucho Marx's famous Captain Jeffrey T. Spaulding from Animal Crackers (1930).
  • The Appalachian mountain dancer Jesco White has the words "Love" & "Hate" tattooed on his fingers in tribute to the character of the preacher.
  • The professional skateboarder Mike Vallely has the Love/Hate tattoos on his knuckles.
  • The lead singer of the band HURT, J. Loren Wince, has the love/hate tattoo on his knuckles. He has one upside down and one right side up so you can read them correctly as he plays guitar.
  • In the Seinfeld episode "The Bookstore," we see Uncle Leo has "J-E-RR-Y" and "H-E-LL-O" tattooed on his knuckles when working out.

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The Coen Brothers

The films of the Coen Brothers contain a number of references to The Night of the Hunter: Joel and Ethan Coen, known as The Coen Brothers, are Oscar-winning American filmmakers. ...

  • The Man Who Wasn't There features a shot directly inspired by Night of the Hunter, with Jon Polito dead in a car at the bottom of a river, reminiscent of a similar scene involving Shelley Winters.
  • In Raising Arizona, the Biker from Hell, Leonard Smalls, has Love and Hate tattooed on his knuckles like Powell. In a scene where Smalls blows up a rabbit with a grenade, the voice over reads, "He was especially hard on the little things ...", a paraphrase of a line spoken by Rachel Cooper, "It's a hard world for little things" during a scene in which an owl sweeps down on a rabbit. In another scene, H.I. says "It's a hard world for little things" after his wife tells him that the baby they kidnapped had a nightmare.
  • In The Big Lebowski the Stranger's final monologue includes the line "Yeah, well, the Dude abides. The Dude abides", seemingly a paraphrase of Rachel Cooper's "Children are man at his strongest. They abide. . . . The wind blows, and the rains are cold. Yet they abide. . . . They abide and they endure."
  • The villain of The Ladykillers, Professor Goldthwaite H. Dorr, schemes in a basement very similar to the basement where Harry Powell tried to torture the children into revealing the hidden money's location. The main character Mrs. Marva Munson is heard humming the theme of The Night of the Hunter, "Leaning on Jesus (The Everlasting Arms)".

For other uses, see The Man Who Wasnt There (disambiguation). ... Jon Polito (born December 29, 1950) is an American actor, best known for working with the Coen Brothers. ... Shelley Winters (August 18, 1920 – January 14, 2006) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress. ... Raising Arizona is a 1987 Coen Brothers comedy film starring Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, William Forsythe, John Goodman, Frances McDormand, and Randall Tex Cobb. ... The Big Lebowski, a 1998 comedy film written by Joel and Ethan Coen and directed by Joel Coen, chronicles a few days in the life of a burned-out, unemployed California slacker after he is mistaken for a millionaire with the same name. ... The Ladykillers is a 2004 remake of the 1955 Ealing comedy of the same name. ...

Other references

  • Alan Moore quotes and references a passage from the film's screenplay for opening narration in the Saga of the Swamp Thing comic #26, "...A Time Of Running..."
  • Bands including Fantômas and Mono Puff have recorded the songs "Lullaby" and "Pretty Fly" from the film's musical score.
  • Tony Millionaire drew a Maakies strip based on the lyrics of "Pretty Fly".
  • A sample of dialogue "L-O-V-E! You see these fingers, dear hearts? These fingers has veins that run straight to the soul of man. The right hand, friends, the hand of love. Now watch, and I'll show you the story of life." was used by Dreadzone in their 1993 track L.O.V.E.
  • The lyrics (and title) of "Clean That Evil Mud Out Your Soul" from the Cardiacs album Guns were obtained using cut-up technique on this screenplay. Its chorus is "Oh, heaven only knows what unholy sights and sounds them innocent babes has heard in the dens".
  • The band Information Society sampled "Lord I am tired" and other quotes in the song "Empty 3.0" from the album Don't Be Afraid.

For other persons named Alan Moore, see Alan Moore (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Swamp Thing (disambiguation). ... Fantômas is an avant-garde metal band formed in 1998 in California, United States. ... Mono Puff was a New York City band and a side project of John Flansburgh, one-half of the musical duo They Might Be Giants. ... Tony Millionaires (1956 - ) Maakies is one of the most popular alternative newspaper comic strips in the world. ... Maakies is a syndicated weekly comic strip by Tony Millionaire. ... Dreadzone are a British electronic music group whose lyrics are heavily influenced by reggae. ... 360° is the debut album by British band Dreadzone. ... Cardiacs are an English band formed in 1977. ... The cut-up technique, also known as fishbowling, is an aleatory literary technique or genre in which a text is cut up at random and rearranged to create a new text. ... This biographical article does not cite any references or sources. ... Dont Be Afraid is a 1997 Industrial / electronic album by Information Society. ...

Remake

A 1991 made-for-television version of Night of The Hunter starred Richard Chamberlain as Powell.[2] Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Richard Chamberlain, right, as John Blackthorne, and John Rhys-Davies, left, as the Portuguese Pilot Vasco Rodrigues in the Shogun television miniseries. ...


See also

  • Lillian Gish filmography

References

  1. ^ Roger Ebert (November 24, 1966). The Night of the Hunter (1955). rogerebert.suntimes.com.
  2. ^ IMDb film entry

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Further reading

  • Callow, Simon: The Night of the Hunter, BFI Film Classics, BFI (British Film Institute) Publishing, 2000. 96 pages.
  • Jones, Preston Neal: Heaven and Hell to Play With: The Filming of The Night of the Hunter, Limelight Editions, 2004. 400 pages.

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DVD reviews

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