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The Night Of The Hunter

The Night of the Hunter is a 1955 American thriller film directed by Charles Laughton and starring Robert Mitchum.

Harry Powell marries and murders widows for their money, believing he is helping God do away with women who arouse men's carnal instincts. Arrested for auto theft, he shares a cell with condemned killer Ben Harper and tries to get him to reveal the whereabouts of the $10,000 he stole. Only Ben's nine-year-old son, John and four-year-old daughter, Pearl know the money is in Pearl's doll and they have sworn to their father to keep this secret. After Ben is executed, Preacher goes to Cresap's Landing to court Ben's widow, Willa. He overwhelms her with his Scripture quoting, sermons and hymns, and she agrees to marry him. On their wedding night he tells her they will never have sex because it is sinful. When the depressed, confused, guilty woman catches him trying to force Pearl to reveal the whereabouts of the money, she is resigned to her fate but the children manage to escape downriver, with Preacher following close behind.

For more details and to book tickets click here: https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/Online/default.asp?sToken=1%2C89a983fc%2C52ca8792%2C7C628773-7299-4A92-859B-E97AFCA06A3D%2CHSKmVC0D8QzKAmjCTJZW10BoWHY%3D&BOset::WScontent::SearchResultsInfo::current_page=2&doWork::WScontent::getPage=&BOparam::WScontent::getPage::article_id=717D6CFA-FF50-4FBA-BBC7-34BC93A19AB1

We'll meet in the ticket hall entrance of the BFI at 6.00pm and then go for a drink after the film. I'll be carrying a Meetup sign or if you can't find me feel free to give me a call on[masked]

Hope to see you guys there!

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  • Emily

    Oh no I accidentally bought my ticket for yesterday and they could only change it to Thursday. So I'll miss you all tonight. Enjoy!

    February 4, 2014

    • Nigel N.

      Emily are u gonna be going to see it on Thursday?? If not Id be interested if you'd sell your Ticket to me. Please inbox to let me know if u can ,, Cheers

      February 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to run out on you, but roulette with the tickets and problems getting back by public transport. Next time I'll book to avoid uncertainty. I hope you all get in. Enjoy

    February 4, 2014

  • Philip W.

    Hi everyone. I'm at the BFI and 9 tickets are available. They'll go on sale from 6.

    February 4, 2014

  • John B.

    if anyone can't make this screening it is also on at Riverside Studios in Hammersmith on Sunday 9 Feb, at 8pm - see http://www.riversidestudios.co.uk/cgi-bin/page.pl?l=1387198919

    February 4, 2014

  • Jennie B.

    Can't say for sure. Of course, it depends on how many 'returns' (or how many tickets held back and called 'returns'), and how early people start to queue. But, I'd say that probably you have a fair chance of getting a ticket if you start to queue at 5.30pm.

    February 4, 2014

  • Jennie B.

    Though I've gone to the BFI to try to buy tickets for 'sold out' screenings. And it's been a case of 'returns only', where there are likely only to be enough tickets available for the first few in the queue.

    February 4, 2014

  • Philip W.

    They usually hold back some tickets so you can buy them on the door.

    1 · February 4, 2014

  • Lorna h.

    It says sold out :/

    February 4, 2014

  • Nigel N.

    Nobody has mentioned the possible Tube strike being a factor tomorrow evening . . If it goes ahead I will have to cancel this Film.

    February 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    One of the very best films ever made! Or The Best? But am on jury service and timing looks too tight to get there -Jane

    February 3, 2014

  • Jennie B.

    Thanks, Belle. Too late for me to exchange now, of course, so I'll be going to this evening's showing. Another time I'll know that I can swap if I give 24 hours' notice.

    February 3, 2014

  • Jennie B.

    I've already bought a ticket for the 3rd. Is is possible to exchange tickets for another date at the BFI?

    January 29, 2014

    • Belle Clare P.

      It seems that you can if you give 24hrs notice - shame I didn't see this earlier. I hope you have tried to exchange your ticket already!

      February 3, 2014

  • Belle Clare P.

    I will not be coming after all. I thought that I could make the new time, but I cannot.
    I had already bought a ticket of course, and they swapped it to Tuesday for me, but they cannot refund me the cost of the ticket - they only do that for members of the BFI via a credit onto your account.
    Maybe see you at another one.

    1 · February 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Shame, feels great movie classic! :-) However, I am doing something else I love; work! :-) See you at another one xx

    February 1, 2014

  • Ruth

    I guess waterloo is the nearest tube, right

    January 30, 2014

    • Nigel N.

      Yes it is. About a 5 min walk.

      January 30, 2014

  • Jennie B.

    Is anyone still going on the 3rd?

    January 30, 2014

  • Philip W.

    Sorry about the date change, something has come up which means I can no longer make it on Monday.

    January 29, 2014

  • Emily M.

    Sorry - I'm afraid I can't attend the amended date.

    January 29, 2014

  • John B.

    not sure yet if I can make this but sounds great. I notice there's a later screening at 8:45 too.

    January 18, 2014

  • Ruth

    ah ! too early I'll be just finishing work then. Sounds like a thrilling film and I love Burt Lancaster (even though he was meant to be a bit of a brute?), might have to watch it on line .......

    January 15, 2014

  • Priya

    Sorry I'm unable to attend as I'm working

    January 8, 2014

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