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Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish. Charles Laughton's only directorial effort comes together in this remastered edition of the gripping story about a psychotic preacher on the hunt for a dead man's money. 1955/b&w/93 min/NR/fullscreen.
This is one of the best old movies of it's time. A little comedy, drama and great acting especially by Robert Mitchum.Published 15 days ago by Linda L. Kneee
A must watch movie with a narrative delivered in lyrical and allegorical fashion, while maintaining a solid sense of story. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Last Calls
This is one of the most suspenseful movies I've ever watched. Robert Mitchum was both frightening and magnetic as the stalking villain. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rasmoo
This is one of R. Mitchum best performances--along with Lillian Gish.
Scary -- nail biting even if you have seen it before. Ending is heart warming. Read more
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|Blu ray cropped?||
Mr. Bobber, the original aspect ratio of the negative was 1.37. A few release prints were blown-up and cropped in 1.66 (to create a quasi wide screen effect) but most projection systems of the 1950's could only handle standard 35mm (keep in mind that CinemaScope was an optical process). The DVD... Read More
Aug 16, 2011 by D Barrett | See all 3 posts
|Criterion Blu Ray coding||
Criterion isn't the only distributor to do this. Many discs in Europe dont play here either, as well as all over the world. Probably due to licensing issues. But as M Montoya suggests, you can email them for the whole story (if there even is one)
Jul 30, 2011 by Quexos | See all 4 posts