A film directed by Charles Laughton adapted from a novel written by Davis Grubb. Starring Robert Mitchum (who’s amazing/ scary/ funny), Shelley Winters and Lillian Gish. This is not just a great horror movie, but an artist achievement, from the opening scene of the beautiful Lillian Gish and her children, watching over the world in a starry sky, the camera takes us down in one sweeping move to a scene of children playing on a hot sunny day, right to the feet of a murder victim, or the river scene, moments of pure visual splendor. The soundtrack is just as mesmerizing.
Harry Powell marries and murders widows for their money, believing he is helping God do away with women who arouse men’s carnal instincts. Arrested for auto theft, he shares a cell with condemned killer Ben Harper and tries to get him to reveal the whereabouts of the $10,000 he stole. FULL