Monday, February 27, 2012
the night of the hunter
Robert Mitchum plays a poor country preacher just trying to administer to his flock in the only honest, totally not creepy and completely sane ways he knows how. Just look at those sad, searching eyes! Despite the fact that jobs are plentiful and everyone is basically rich, Shelley Winters pulls a complicated double-cross by tricking the preacher into marriage and then trying to frame him for murder by playing dead at the bottom of the river. Meanwhile, her two diabolical children steal away with his life savings. Also starring Lillian Gish, who runs a gang of fruit thieves and underage prostitutes.