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The Resource The night of the hunter, UCLA Film & Television Archive ; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; Paul Gregory Productions ; screen play by James Agee ; produced by Paul Gregory ; directed by Charles Laughton ; United Artists

The night of the hunter, UCLA Film & Television Archive ; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; Paul Gregory Productions ; screen play by James Agee ; produced by Paul Gregory ; directed by Charles Laughton ; United Artists

Label
The night of the hunter
Title
The night of the hunter
Statement of responsibility
UCLA Film & Television Archive ; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; Paul Gregory Productions ; screen play by James Agee ; produced by Paul Gregory ; directed by Charles Laughton ; United Artists
Contributor
Language
eng
Summary
A self-styled preacher marries and murders the widow of an executed convict with whom he once shared a cell. He then terrorizes her two young children to force them to tell him the whereabouts of the $10,000 he knows their father hid before his imprisonment
Related
Member of
Awards note
National Film Registry, 1992.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Music by Walter Schumann ; photography by Stanley Cortez ; art direction by Hilyard Brown ; film editor, Robert Golden ; set decoration, Al Spencer ; wardrobe, Jerry Bos ; sound, Stanford Naughton ; special photographic effects, Jack Rabin, Louis DeWitt
Language note
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
PerformerNote
Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, James Gleason, Evelyn Varden, Peter Graves, Don Beddoe, Billy Chapin, Sally Jane Bruce, Gloria Castilo
Runtime
93
Series statement
Criterion collection
Series volume
541
Technique
live action
Label
The night of the hunter, UCLA Film & Television Archive ; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; Paul Gregory Productions ; screen play by James Agee ; produced by Paul Gregory ; directed by Charles Laughton ; United Artists
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • From the novel by Davis Grubb
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1955
  • Special features: Disc 1. Commentary with second-unit director Terry Sanders, film archivist Robert Gill, film critic F.X. Feeney and author Preston Neal Jones. "The making of The night of the hunter" documentary; "Moving pictures" documentary; "Stanley Cortez" interview; "Simon Callow on Charles Laughton" interview; "The Ed Sullivan Show" excerpt from the September 25, 1955 episode; Davis Grubb sketches. Disc 2. "Charles Laughton directs The night of the hunter" a two and a half hour compilation of outtakes and behind the scenes footage; Introduction by Robert Gill and Leonard Maltin. Booklet. "Holly terror" essay by Terrence Rafferty; "Downriver and heavenward with James Agee" essay by Michael Sragow
Accompanying material
1 booklet (28 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. The night of the hunter -- Disc 2. Charles Laughton directs The night of the Hunter
Control code
6ocm65161089
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Two-DVD special edition ; widescreen.
Extent
2 videodiscs (93 min.)
Isbn
9781604653502
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515064613
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
CC1956D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen(1.66:1) presentation; Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The night of the hunter, UCLA Film & Television Archive ; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; Paul Gregory Productions ; screen play by James Agee ; produced by Paul Gregory ; directed by Charles Laughton ; United Artists
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • From the novel by Davis Grubb
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1955
  • Special features: Disc 1. Commentary with second-unit director Terry Sanders, film archivist Robert Gill, film critic F.X. Feeney and author Preston Neal Jones. "The making of The night of the hunter" documentary; "Moving pictures" documentary; "Stanley Cortez" interview; "Simon Callow on Charles Laughton" interview; "The Ed Sullivan Show" excerpt from the September 25, 1955 episode; Davis Grubb sketches. Disc 2. "Charles Laughton directs The night of the hunter" a two and a half hour compilation of outtakes and behind the scenes footage; Introduction by Robert Gill and Leonard Maltin. Booklet. "Holly terror" essay by Terrence Rafferty; "Downriver and heavenward with James Agee" essay by Michael Sragow
Accompanying material
1 booklet (28 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. The night of the hunter -- Disc 2. Charles Laughton directs The night of the Hunter
Control code
6ocm65161089
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Two-DVD special edition ; widescreen.
Extent
2 videodiscs (93 min.)
Isbn
9781604653502
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515064613
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
CC1956D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen(1.66:1) presentation; Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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