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The Night of the Hunter

The Night of the Hunter

The wedding night, the anticipation, the kiss, the knife, BUT ABOVE ALL...THE SUSPENSE!Aug. 26, 1955USA93 Min.Not Rated
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Harry Powell marries and murders widows for their cash, believing he is supporting God do away with women who arouse men’s carnal instincts. Arrested for auto theft, he shares a mobile with condemned killer Ben Harper and tries to get him to expose the whereabouts of the $10,000 he stole. Only Ben’s nine-12 months-old son, John and 4-12 months-old daughter, Pearl understand the cash is in Pearl’s doll and that they have sworn to their father to keep this secret. After Ben is executed, Preacher is going to Cresap’s Landing to court Ben’s widow, Willa. He overwhelms her along with his Scripture quoting, sermons and hymns, and she or he concurs to marry him. On their wedding night he tells her they will in no way have sex due to the fact it is sinful. When the depressed, confused, guilty woman catches him seeking to pressure Pearl to expose the whereabouts of the cash, she is resigned to her fate but the youngsters manipulate to escape downriver, with Preacher following near at the back of. tt0048424

The Night of the Hunter
The Night of the Hunter
The Night of the Hunter
The Night of the Hunter
The Night of the Hunter
Original title The Night of the Hunter
IMDb Rating 8.0 79,409 votes
TMDb Rating 8 853 votes

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Robert Mitchum isHarry Powell
Harry Powell
Shelley Winters isWilla Harper
Willa Harper
Lillian Gish isRachel Cooper
Rachel Cooper
James Gleason isBirdie Steptoe
Birdie Steptoe
Evelyn Varden isIcey Spoon
Icey Spoon
Peter Graves isBen Harper
Ben Harper
Don Beddoe isWalt Spoon
Walt Spoon
Billy Chapin isJohn Harper
John Harper
Sally Jane Bruce isPearl Harper
Pearl Harper

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