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Title The night of the hunter [videorecording] / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; Paul Gregory Productions ; screenplay by James Agee ; produced by Paul Gregory ; directed by Charles Laughton.

Publication Info. [New York, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2010]


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Edition Two-DVD special edition.
Description 2 videodiscs (93 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (28 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
Playing Time 013300
Description two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
digital rdatr
optical rdarm
mono rdacpc
Dolby digital
wide screen (1.66:1) rda
NTSC rdabs
video file rdaft
DVD video
region 1 rdare
Motion pictures lcgft
Series Criterion collection ; 541
Criterion collection ; 541.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.66:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Language English dialogue; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Cast Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, James Gleason, Evelyn Varden, Peter Graves, Don Beddoe, Billy Chapin, Sally Jane Bruce, Gloria Castilo.
Credits 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.
Note From the novel by Davis Grubb.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1955.
Digital restoration by UCLA Film & Television Archive.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary "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.
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.
Subject Stalkers -- Drama.
Brothers and sisters -- Drama.
Ex-convicts -- Drama.
Murder -- Drama.
Impostors and imposture -- Drama.
Genre/Form Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Film noir.
Detective and mystery films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Laughton, Charles, 1899-1962. Director.
Agee, James, 1909-1955. Screenwriter.
Gregory, Paul, 1920-2015. Producer.
Mitchum, Robert. Actor.
Winters, Shelley. Actor.
Gish, Lillian, 1893-1993. Actor.
Gleason, James, 1886-1959. Actor.
Varden, Evelyn, 1893-1958. Actor.
Graves, Peter, 1926-2010. Actor.
Beddoe, Don. Actor.
Chapin, Billy. Actor.
Bruce, Sally Jane. Actor.
Castillo, Gloria, 1933-1978. Actor.
Schumann, Walter, 1913-1958. Composer.
Cortez, Stanley. Cinematographer.
Brown, Hilyard. Artistic director.
Golden, Robert S. Film editor.
Spencer, Alfred E. Set designer.
Bos, Jerry. Costume designer.
Naughton, Stanford. Sound designer.
Rabin, Jack. Photographer.
DeWitt, Louis. Photographer.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Grubb, Davis, 1919-1980. Night of the hunter.
UCLA Film and Television Archive.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Production company.
Paul Gregory Productions. Production company.
United Artists Corporation. Production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm) Film distributor.
Added Title Night of the hunter (Motion picture)
Making of The night of the hunter.
Moving pictures.
Charles Laughton directs The night of the hunter.
ISBN 9781604653502
Standard No. 715515064613
B003ZYU3U0 Amazon
Music No. CC1956D The Criterion Collection

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