Cast & Crew
A psychotic preacher marries a widow, convinced that she is heiress to a fortune that she actually knows nothing about. When the woman is brutally slain, her children flee the small town with the preacher in hot pursuit.
Michael Lynn Burgess
Mary Nell Santacroce
Charles C Bennett
Ellen Marie Blum
David Blake Hartley
A. Welch Lambeth
Paul E Martin
Peter Manning Robinson
James R Tomaro
Richard Van Dyke
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.