The Night of the Hunter is set in West Virginia, somewhere along the Ohio River. Now, what era the movie is set in is never stated, but judging how everyone is dressed and the things that they have, you can guess that it is around the time of the Great Depression. The Night of the Hunter starts out about Ben Harper who is sentenced to be hung because he took part in a robbery. Before they got him, Ben hid the money and told his children John and Pearl about it. The kids where about between 5 and 10, but he still entrusted them with the location of the money. While in jail, a man name Harry Powell (who the story is about) overhears Harper talk about the location of the money. When Powell gets out of prison he goes in search of the money dressed up like a preacher. Then he woos and marries Harper's widow so that he can obtain the robbery money. Of course, then Powell eventually kills the widow. I will not tell you anymore about the movie, otherwise, I would give away all the good stuff. To find out how The Night of the Hunter ends you are going to have to rent it and watch it. Just keep in mind that this is a great movie that is full of murder and twists. If you have never rented this movie then you should do it right away, you will not be sorry you did.
The Night of the Hunter is one of my favorite movies of all time. This is a movie that you are going to want to add to your DVD collection. This is because it is so good and is a classic. Of course, finding this movie is going to be hard because it was made back in 1955. If you spend some time looking for it online I am sure you will come across it. This is a movie that you will be happy to pay for the shipping on because it is so hard to find. Either way you look at it The Night of the Hunter is a great film that you need to watch. You may not want your kids to see it, but it is not as bad as a lot of the movies today. This is because of how old the movie is. You could not get away with as much back then as you can today in movies.