Night of the Hunter

Beverly Hills, CA: United Artists, 1955. Vintage reference studio still photograph of Charles Laughton being playful with child actor Cheryl Callaway on the set of the 1955 film. Cheryl Callaway played Mary, one of the children living at the home of Rachel Cooper (Lilian Gish).

Based on the 1953 novel by David Grubb.

Charles Laughton's only directorial credit, with tremendous performances throughout, led by a never-better Robert Mitchum and a resurgent Lillian Gish. Reviled upon its release, but today considered one of the classic noir films of the 1950s.

8 x 10 inches. Very Good plus with light edgewear and faint creasing to margins, bruise to lower right border just touching image.

National Film Registry. Criterion Collection 541. Ebert I. Godard, Histoire(s) du Cinema. Grant US. Penzler, 101 Greatest Films of Mystery and Suspense. Rosenbaum 1000. Selby US Masterworks. Spicer US. Silver and Ward US.

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