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- Aired in United States May 5, 1991
- Shown at New York Film Festival (Retrospective) September 28 - October 14, 2001.
- Based on the novel "The Night of the Hunter," written by Davis Grubb and published in 1953.
- Charles Laughton's first and only feature directorial effort.
- Selected in 1992 for inclusion in the Library of Congress' National Film Registry.
- The 2001 re-release is a newly restored 35mm print.
- The original 1955 theatrical film was scripted by James Agee and directed by actor Charles Laughton, his only directorial effort.