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The Night Of The Hunter

The Rev. Harry Powell (Robert Mitchum) is a religious fanatic and serial killer who targets women who use their sexuality to attract men. Serving time in prison for car theft, he meets condemned murderer Ben Harper (Peter Graves), who confesses to hiding $10,000 in stolen loot. Released from jail, Powell is obsessed with finding the money, and he tracks down Harper's widow, Willa (Shelley Winters), and her two children, John (Billy Chapin) and Pearl (Sally Jane Bruce).

Release Date

July 26, 1955

Running Time

92 minutes

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Robert Mitchum

Shelley Winters


Director Charles Laughton

Screenplay James Agee

Producer Paul Gregory

Cinematography Stanley Cortez

Editing Robert Golden

Music Walter Schumann

Distributor United Artists

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