Just finished “The Night of the Hunter”
I watched it under the pretense that a friend of mine (whose opinion I greatly respect) didn’t like it. I may have watched it looking for things not to like as a result but I don’t think it had to much of an effect on my final opinion. I thought Robert Mitchum was good. There were a couple of scenes where he was actually pretty scary, I thought. The plot was also solid for the most part. Some of the characters were meh, actually most of them were. Some things just struck me as stupid. It might just be that it hasn’t really stood the test of time. Usually I don’t support remakes but I’d like to see this done again by a capable director just to see how it stands. A lot of the things I didn’t like about it may have come from it being made in 1955. I don’t generally dislike movies from the 50s but I can’t really explain it any other way.