Directed by: Charles Laughton
Staring: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters & Lillian Gish
In this eerie 1955 classic, a tall, handsome preacher – his knuckles tattooed with “love” and “hate” – roams the countryside spreading the gospel and leaving a trail of murdered women in his wake. Now his sights are set on $10,000 and two little children are the only ones who know where it is. “Chill…dren!” the preacher croons to the terrified boy and girl hiding in the cold, dark cellar. A brooding evil pervades Charles Laughton’s brilliant directorial venture – his first and only. Spellbinding, ominous and hauntingly suspenseful, this extraordinary film noir remains one of the most frightening movies ever made.