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The Night of the Hunter (1955)

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92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery.
Writers
James Agee (screenplay by) | Davis Grubb (based on the novel by)
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Cinematographer
Stanley Cortez (photography by)
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Budget
$795,000
Gross (World)
$2,001
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Release date
Jul 26, 1955 (United States)
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46 cast members
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Robert Mitchum
Harry Powell Harry Powell   See fewer
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Shelley Winters
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Lillian Gish
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James Gleason
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Evelyn Varden
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Peter Graves
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Don Beddoe
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Billy Chapin
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Sally Jane Bruce
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Corey Allen
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Oscar Blank
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Paul Bryar
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Mary Ellen Clemons
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John Dennis
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Edna Holland
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Frances Morris
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Jack Perry
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Mike Ragan
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Jean Ransome
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Robert Robinson
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Bert Spencer
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8 / 10 | 75,367 votes