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The Night of the Hunter

The Night of the Hunter(1955)

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Trivia

  • The sequence purportedly showing the preacher riding a horse in the distance was filmed in false perspective and was actually a midget astride a pony.
  • The Swedish title spoils the film, as it tells where the money is hidden.
  • In his biography, Robert Mitchum stated that director Charles Laughton found the script by James Agee totally unacceptable; he paid off Agee, sent him packing and rewrote virtually the entire script himself, uncredited.

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  • JS (2005-12-13)

    Source: Book - James Agee Screenplays

    The above information on Agee's script is not entirely true. Agee's original script bears the hallmark of several sequences that are now extant in the film. It would appear Laughton did not re-write the screenplay wholesale.

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