The Night of the Hunter

Robert Mitchum in Night of the Hunter

Robert Mitchum in Night of the Hunter.

(1955, dir. Charles Laughton, 93 mins., USA, NR)
Preceded by Un chien andalou (1929, dir. Luis Buñuel, 16 mins., France, NR)

The Night of the Hunter is the only film of its kind - a black-and-white suspense thriller with qualities of a Grimm fairy tale. Preceded by the classic surrealist, experimental short Un chien andalou (An Andalusian Dog), created by directed by Buñuel and his friend Salvador Dalí.

35mm, print provided by UCLA Film and Television Archives.

This film is part of the 2013 Winter Nights Film Series.

Indianapolis Museum of Art 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN