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Film Film July 17, 2000
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Charles Laughton
The Night of the Hunter
1955

"H-A-T-E. It was with this left hand that old brother Cain struck the blow that laid his brother low. L-O-V-E. You see these fingers, dear hearts? These fingers has veins that run straight to the soul of man- the right hand, friends, the hand of love."

Sinister Robert Mitchum preaches the right hand but practices the left. After murdering his wife, this twisted man of the cloth hunts down his newly orphaned step-children to get the money that they're hiding. Providing the only resistance to his greed and amorality, Lillian Gish sees the preacher for what he is: H-A-T-E personified.


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