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The night of the hunter / [videorecording] / UCLA Film & Television Archive ; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; Paul Gregory Productions ; screen play by James Agee ; produced by Paul Gregory ; directed by Charles Laughton ; United Artists.

Laughton, Charles, 1899-1962 (Added Author). Mitchum, Robert. (Added Author). Winters, Shelley. (Added Author). Gish, Lillian, 1893-1993 (Added Author). Gleason, James, 1886-1959 (Added Author). Varden, Evelyn, 1893-1958 (Added Author). Graves, Peter, 1926-2010 (Added Author). Beddoe, Don. (Added Author). Grubb, Davis, 1919-1980 Night of the hunter. (Added Author).
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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Culver-Union Township Public Library - Culver DVD VINTAGE NIG (Text) 34304000687196 Adult - DVD Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781604653502
  • ISBN: 1604653507
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (93 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (28 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
  • Edition: Two-DVD special ed.; widescreen.
  • Publisher: [United States] : The Criterion Collection, 2010, c1955.

Content descriptions

General Note: From the novel by Davis Grubb.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1955.
Special features: Disc 1. Commentary with second-unit director Terry Sanders, film archivist Robert Gill, 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 Gill and Leonard Maltin. Booklet. "Holly terror" essay by Terrence Rafferty; "Downriver and heavenward with James Agee" essay by Michael Sragow.
Formatted Contents Note: Disc 1. The night of the hunter -- Disc 2. Charles Laughton directs The night of the Hunter.
Creation/Production 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.
Participant or Performer Note: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, James Gleason, Evelyn Varden, Peter Graves, Don Beddoe, Billy Chapin, Sally Jane Bruce, Gloria Castilo.
Summary, etc.: 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.
System Details Note: DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen(1.66:1) presentation; Dolby digital mono.
Language Note: English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Awards Note: National Film Registry, 1992.

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