About

In the Deep South, a serial-killing preacher hunts two young children who know the whereabouts of a stash of money.

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Directed by

Charles Laughton

Written by

Charles Laughton (Screenplay)
James Agee (Screenplay)
Davis Grubb (Novel)

Runtime

93 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The wedding night, the anticipation, the kiss, the knife, BUT ABOVE ALL...THE SUSPENSE!

Cast

Keywords

murder prison fanatic money film noir children window theft count doll hymn children on the run

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