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The Night of the Hunter

THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (1955)

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It's the Great Depression. In the process of robbing a bank of $10,000, Ben Harper kills two people. Before he is captured, he is able to convince his adolescent son John and his daughter Pearl not to tell anyone, including their mother Willa, where he hid the money, namely in Pearl's favorite toy, a doll that she carries everywhere with her. Ben, who is captured, tried and convicted, is sentenced to death. But before he is executed, Ben is in the state penitentiary with a cell mate, a man by the name of Harry Powell, a self-professed man of the cloth, who is really a con man and murderer, swindling lonely women, primarily rich widows, of their money before he kills them. Harry does whatever he can, unsuccessfully, to find out the location of the $10,000 from Ben. After Ben's execution, Harry decides that Willa will be his next mark, he figuring that someone in the family knowing where the money is. Despite vowing not to get remarried, Willa ends up being easy prey for Harry's outward...

Original Title : THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER
Director(s) :
Writer(s) :
Genre(s) : Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
Length : 92 minYear : 1955Country : USALangage : EnglishCoulor : Black and WhiteRatio : 1.66 : 1
Sound : Mono(Western Electric Recording)
French Release : 1956-05-11US Release : 1955-07-26
Actors :
Harry Powell
Willa Harper
Rachel Cooper
Uncle Birdie Steptoe
Icey Spoon
Ben Harper
Walt Spoon
John Harper
Pearl Harper
Ruby (as Gloria Castilo)
Young Man in Town (uncredited)
Townsman (uncredited)
Bart the Hangman (uncredited)
Townswoman (uncredited)
Mary (uncredited)
Judge (uncredited)
Ruby's Boyfriend (uncredited)
Townsman (uncredited)
Clary (uncredited)
Prison Guard (uncredited)
Sheriff (uncredited)
Child (uncredited)
Townsman (uncredited)
District Attorney (uncredited)
Townsman Who Greets Rachel (uncredited)
Townsman (uncredited)
Woman Feeding Hungry Children (uncredited)
Townswoman (uncredited)
Miz Cunninghan (uncredited)
Townsman on Street (uncredited)
Townsman (uncredited)
Townsman (uncredited)
Bart's Wife (uncredited)
Burlesque Dancer (uncredited)
Townsman (uncredited)
Prison Guard (uncredited)
Townswoman (uncredited)
Townsman (uncredited)
Townsman (uncredited)
Townsman (uncredited)
Townswoman (uncredited)
Townsman (uncredited)
General Storekeeper (uncredited)
Townsman (uncredited)
(uncredited)
Townswoman (uncredited)
The Night of the Hunter

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