IMDb > Night of the Hunter (1991) (TV)

Night of the Hunter (1991) (TV) More at IMDbPro »


User Rating:
3.8/10   266 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Down 14% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Writers (WGA):
Davis Grubb (novel)
Edmond Stevens (teleplay)
View company contact information for Night of the Hunter on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
5 May 1991 (USA) See more »
He brought God to the community and terror to an innocent family [Video] See more »
A false preacher ingratiates himself with a dead man's family to find where he hid the money from a robbery. | Add synopsis »
(5 articles)
200 Greatest Horror Films (60-51)
 (From SoundOnSight. 28 October 2015, 9:26 AM, PDT)

31 Days of Horror: 100 Greatest Horror Films: Top 50
 (From SoundOnSight. 27 October 2013, 10:07 PM, PDT)

100 + Greatest Horror Movies (pt.4) 75-51
 (From SoundOnSight. 25 October 2012, 6:15 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Can't improve on perfection. See more (4 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Richard Chamberlain ... Harry Powell

Diana Scarwid ... Willa Harper
Amy Bebout ... Pearl Harper
Reid Binion ... John Harper

Ray McKinnon ... Ben Harper
Mary Nell Santacroce ... Mrs. Spoon

Burgess Meredith ... Birdy

Ed Grady ... Walt

Joe Inscoe ... Lieutenant
Bobby McLamb ... Parson

Rich Valliere ... Store Owner
George Nannarello ... Bingo Caller
Jeffrey Pillars ... Mechanic (as Jeff Pillars)
Pat Hall ... Pentecostal Witness
Dick Olsen ... Fire Chief

L. Sidney ... Clerk (as Tony Franciscus)
Bob Pentz ... Second Trooper
Rick Warner ... Surgeon
Michael Burgess ... Nurse

Robert C. Treveiler ... Armored Guard
Paula Dean ... Counter Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Patt Noday ... Angry Citizen (uncredited)

Directed by
David Greene 
Writing credits
Davis Grubb (novel)

Edmond Stevens (teleplay)

Produced by
Diana Kerew .... executive producer
Original Music by
Peter Manning Robinson 
Cinematography by
Ron Orieux (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Skip Schoolnik 
Casting by
Shay Griffin 
Production Design by
Charles C. Bennett  (as Charles Bennett)
Costume Design by
Jai Galati 
Production Management
Claude Lawrence Jr. .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stephanie Fowler Adams .... second assistant director (as Stephanie Adams)
Herb Gains .... first assistant director
Ellen Marie Blum .... dga trainee (uncredited)
Art Department
Geoffrey S. Grimsman .... set designer
Tom Jones Jr. .... construction coordinator
General Fermon Judd Jr. .... on-set dresser
Randy Kenan .... propmaker
Alton McClellan .... charge scenic
Robb Kehoe .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
David Bondelevitch .... foley mixer
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Phil Hadaway .... adr engineer
Randy Pease .... boom operator
Richard Van Dyke .... production sound mixer
Special Effects by
Greg Hull .... special effects coordinator
John Copeman .... utility stunts
Gary Epper .... stunt coordinator
Jimmie Lee Sessoms .... stunt driver
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Bartsch .... best boy grip
George Hesse .... second assistant camera
Robert D. McBride .... camera operator
Casting Department
Craig Fincannon .... extras casting
Mark Fincannon .... extras casting
Other crew
Maxine Bergen .... script supervisor
Katy McDougald .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG (video rating) | UK:PG

Did You Know?

Boom mic visible: At the beginning of the second sequence in the doll factory, when Mrs. Spon approaches Willa to tell her it's lunchtime.See more »
Movie Connections:


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
20 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Can't improve on perfection., 20 May 1999
Author: Tresix from Chicago, Illinois

This is further proof that good (no, GREAT) movies shouldn't be remade. Richard Chamberlain, good actor that he is, is not suited for this role. Robert Mitchum's Harry was cunning enough to hide this evil streak from Shelley Winter's Lylah until it was too late. Chamberlain's Harry is so high strung, it's a wonder that Dianne Wiest's Lylah isn't packing the kids up and running within five minutes of meeting him. Maybe this film, the made-for-TV versions of WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE and IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (remade as IT HAPPENED ONE CHRISTMAS) should stand as testament that you just CAN'T improve upon greatness no matter how hard you try.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (4 total) »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Original Sin Making the Headlines The Night of the Hunter The Maltese Falcon The Pledge
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Drama section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.