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The night of the hunter [videorecording] / produced by Paul Gregory ; screenplay by James Agee ; directed by Charles Laughton.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9786313849307 : DVD
  • ISBN: 6313849302 : DVD
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (93 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Criterion Collection, 2010.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the novel by Davis Grubb.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1955.
Features: audio commentary featuring second-unit director Terry Sanders, film critic F. X. Feeney, archivist Robert Gitt, and author Preston Neal Jones; Charles Laughton directs "The night of the hunter," a two-and-a-half-hour treasure trove of outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage; new documentary featuring interviews with producer Paul Gregory, Sanders, Feeney, Jones, and author Jeffrey Couchman; new video interview with Laughton biographer Simon Callow; clip from "The Ed Sullivan show" in which cast members perform a scene deleted from the film; fifteen-minute episode of the BBC show "Moving pictures" about the film; archival interview with cinematographer Stanley Cortez; gallery of sketches by author Davis Grubb, author of the source novel; new videoconversation between Gitt and film critic Leonard Maltin about Charles Laughton directs; original theatrical trailer; booklet featuring essays by critics Terrence Rafferty and Michael Sragow.
Participant or Performer Note:
Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, James Gleason, Evelyn Varden, Peter Graves.
Summary, etc.:
Two children are stalked by a murdering psychopathic preacher who wants their father's stolen fortune.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVDs, mono.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
For private home use only.
Subject: Murderers > Drama.
Psychopaths > Drama.
Religious fanaticism > Drama.
Grubb, Davis, 1919-1980 > Film adaptations.
Genre: Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Film noir.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Feature films.

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