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The Night of the Hunter

The Night of the Hunter(1955)

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Brief Synopsis

A bogus preacher marries an outlaw's widow in search of the man's hidden loot.

Cast & Crew

Robert Mitchum Preacher Harry Powell
Shelley Winters Willa Harper
Lillian Gish Rachel Cooper
James Gleason Uncle Birdie Steptoe
Evelyn Varden Icey Spoon
Peter Graves Ben Harper
Don Beddoe Walt Spoon
Billy Chapin John Harper
Sally Jane Bruce Pearl Harper

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  World premiere in Des Moines, IL: 26 Jul 1955; Los Angeles opening: 26 Aug 1955; New York opening: 29 Sep 1955
Release Date:  1955 Production Date:  [1.85:1]
EB; AFI; Paige
my own dvd
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  United Artists Corp.
Sound:  Mono (Western Electric Sound System) Production Co:  Paul Gregory Productions
Duration(mins):  90 or 93 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Honoring heroine, Lillian Gish

    Will Fox 2017-11-20

    As The First Lady of the Silent Screen, she starred in director D.W. Griffith's "The Birth of a Nation" (1915), "Intolerance"... MORE>

  • incredibly creepy

    Larry 2017-10-20

    Robert Mitchum plays as evil a character as can be found in any movie ever made. He makes one's blood run cold. That scene after he has disposed of... MORE>

  • on the other hand...

    don letta 2017-08-07

    I have to side with the original reviewers, who gave this film a thumbs down. Scary? I don't think so. Self conscious in the extreme, and unremarkable... MORE>