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The Night of the Hunter

Cast
Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, James Gleason, Evelyn Varden, Peter Graves, Don Beddoe, Billy Chapin, Sally Jane Bruce, Gloria Castillo
Released
1955
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Restaurant owner Icey tells preacher Harry, “It’s a mighty good man would go out of his way to bring a word of cheer to a grieving widow.” (0:18)

Orphaned children John and Pearl find uncle Bertie drunk, barely conscious. (0:54)

When John sees police subdue Harry in the same way they subdued his father he reacts as though Harry were his father: "Take it back Dad." Dissociative reaction? Flashback? Or has John suddenly developed concern for Harry? (1:25)