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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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  • Night of the Hunter 1955

    Les Starks 2014-12-27

    A surrealistic Great Depression pirouette between beauty and terror, in Charles Laughton's Night of the Hunter we enter the dangerous world of two... MORE>

  • the night of the hunter

    will 2014-12-19

    One of the scariest films ever made. Amazing cast, directing, visual master piece. I sneaked in back in the fifties, to the corner theatre , then saw it... MORE>

  • Just Awesome

    Gingersnaps83 2014-07-22

    This movie is Awesome! Although I was born 25 years later...I found this movie to be very interesting! It would be great if a newer version of this movie... MORE>