'The Night of the Hunter', the critically acclaimed classic film from 1955 starring Robert Mitchum and Shelley Winters, is to screen at the Bo'ness Hippodrome through February 2014. The screenings of the movie coincide with a digitally-restored version of the monochrome masterpiece.
Robert Mitchum plays a tall, handsome 'preacher' - his knuckles eerily tattooed with 'love' and 'hate' - who roams the countryside, spreading the gospel... and leaving a trail of murdered women in his wake. To Reverend Harry Powell (Robert Mitchum), the work of the Lord has more to do with condemning souls than saving them, especially when his own interests are involved. Now his sights are set on $10,000 - and two little children are the only ones who know where it is. 'Chill...dren!' the preacher croons to the terrified boy and girl hiding in the cold, dark cellar... innocent young lambs who refuse to be led astray.
A finely acted, imaginatively directed chiller with brooding power, 'The Night Of The Hunter' stars Mitchum in the most daring and critically acclaimed performance of his career. Spellbinding, ominous, and hauntingly suspenseful, this extraordinary film noir classic remains one of the most frightening movies ever made.
Legendary film critic Roger Ebert described 'The Night of the Hunter' as "one of the greatest of all American films", whilst Empire Magazine said the film was "pure cinematic alchemy, and just about every other superlative that spells genius".
For more information on The Night of the Hunter and how to book your ticket, please visit our events listings below:
Wednesday, 29th January 2014