The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Director
Charles Laughton

Main cast
Robert Mitchum; Shelley Winters; Lillian Gish; James Gleason; Evelyn Varden

Genres
Thriller, Crime

Description
In the Deep South, a serial-killing preacher hunts two young children who know the whereabouts of a stash of money. As the children escape down the river, events build to a battle between good and evil.


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