Preview Screenings this Thursday: Hit Man - one of the most anticipated comedies of the year

July 16, 17 & 20

Ranked #25 in Sight & Sound Greatest Movies Poll.

The Rev. Harry Powell (Robert Mitchum) is a religious fanatic and serial killer who targets women who use their sexuality to attract men. Serving time in prison for car theft, he meets condemned murderer Ben Harper (Peter Graves), who confesses to hiding $10,000 in stolen loot. Released from jail, Powell is obsessed with finding the money, and he tracks down Harper’s widow, Willa (Shelley Winters), and her two children, John (Billy Chapin) and Pearl (Sally Jane Bruce).

A stunning piece of work, with the shadows of German expressionism and a compositional sense comparable to the work of George Stevens: it trumps its own noir cynicism with a thrilling and plausible idealism in the final moments.

Guardian

It’s the most haunted and dreamlike of all American films, a gothic backwoods ramble with the Devil at its heels.

Time Out
Genre
Horror
Runtime 92 minutes
Rated 14A
Directed By Charles Laughton
Starring Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish
Language English
Country
USA

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