The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Night of the Hunter
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 33mins.
Genres Adaptation, Thriller
Keywords psychodrama
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Robert Mitchum Actor 'Preacher' Harry Powell 1 1000001
Shelley Winters Actor Willa Harper 1 1000002
Lillian Gish Actor Rachel Cooper 1 1000003
Evelyn Varden Actor Icey Spoon 1 1000004
Peter Graves Actor Ben Harper 1 1000005
Billy Chapin Actor John 1 1000006
Sally Bruce Actor Pearl 1 1000007
James Gleason Actor Birdie Steptoe 1 1000008
Don Beddoe Actor Walt Spoon 1 1000009
Gloria Castillo Actor Ruby 1 1000010
Mary Clemons Actor Clary 1 1000011
Cheryl Callaway Actor Mary 1 1000012
Corey Allen Actor Young Man in Town 1 1000013
Paul Bryar Actor Hangman Bart 1 1000014
Charles Laughton Director n/a 2 2000001
Paul Gregory Producer n/a 3 3000001
James Agee Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Davis Grubb Source Material (from novel) ("The Night of the Hunter") 120793 4000002
Milton Carter Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Stanley Cortez Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Robert Golden Editor n/a 172 7000001
Walter Schumann Music n/a 120781 8000001
Hilyard Brown Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Al Spencer Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Jerry Bos Costume Designer costume design 169 13000001
Don Cash Makeup n/a 353 13000002
Jack Rabin Special Effects n/a 168 23000001
Louis DeWitt Special Effects n/a 168 23000002
Synopsis
After hearing an about-to-be-hanged murderer's story about some hidden stolen loot he left in the care of his two young kids, the murderer's cell-mate, a real psychopath, is released on a petty crime and embarks on a journey to find the killer's family in the haunting masquerade of a travelling preacher. Once there, he terrorizes them with some sadistic psychological torment to get to where the money is.