THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER
Date: 01/30/2023 at 8PM ET / 5PM PT
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Famed actor Charles Laughton?s only directorial effort, THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER is a dark, dreamy thriller about a predatory minister with tattooed knuckles who marries a widow for morally dubious reasons. As the titular character, Robert Mitchum is both charming and menacing, creating a realistic monster that remained one of the actor?s most indelible creations. Despite a negative critical and commercial reception upon its original release, THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER has become deservingly considered one of the greatest films ever made - a gorgeously-shot work with some of cinema?s most iconic images.
Sally Woelper (stage name: Sally Jane Bruce) is a retired actress best known for her performance in the 1955 classic, THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER. She spent the rest of her career as a school teacher.