Rank: 47/100 in Top 100 Films Films

The Night of the Hunter is an American thriller film directed by Charles Laughton and starring Robert Mitchum. It is based on the true story of Harry Powers hanged in 1932 for the murders of two widows and three children in West Virginia. The film is famous for its lyric and expressionistic style which influenced later directors such as David Lynch and Martin Scorsese.

Movie Synopsis:

In the Deep South, a serial-killing preacher hunts two young children who know the whereabouts of a stash of money.

Movie details:

  • Original Title: The Night of the Hunter
  • Original Language: en
  • Studio:¬†MGM
  • Director: Charles Laughton
  • Actors: Evelyn Varden
  • Genre: Drama
  • Running Time: 92
  • Release Date: 1955-04-03
  • Vote Average: 7.9
  • Popularity: 6.128934
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Amazon Video
  • Product Group: Movie
  • Running Time: 92

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