Title: The Night of the Hunter
Director: Charles Laughton
Writer: James Agee, based on the novel by Davis Grubb
Starring: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, Billy Chapin, Sally Jane Bruce
Music: Walter Schumann
Distinctions: currently #159 on IMDb's Top 250
Length: 92 minutes
Synopsis: a mad "preacher" is after money that two kids have hidden
How I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), March 2009
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good).
A very strange film for the time - in a good way. It's interesting how it plays with expectations and repeatedly defies its genre, without ever being unsatisfying.