Saturday, November 20, 2010
the sum of it's creepy parts
even though 'night of the hunter' was directed by charles laughton (awesome actor), starred robert mitchum (awesome actor), and shelley winters (no one can touch her), this film is just not my thing.
the part of the little girl (whose older brother stuffed the cash into her doll to keep it from the grubby mitts of mitchum) was played by sally jane bruce. this is her only big screen credit. laughton found her to be spoiled and she sure as heck is convincing.
Until her retirement, Sally Jane was a grade teacher and faculty advisor in a school in Santa Maria, California, teaching children about gardening and the importance of the environment.