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Night of the Hunter


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Dramatised by John Fletcher from the novel by David Grubb , and best known as a celebrated Hollywood "film noir". Starring Struan Rodger as the Preacher, Tom Lawrence as John Harper Jnr , Angela Shaftoe as Pearl Harper and Betsy Blair as Ma Cooper. Two children are chased across rural
America by a terrifying killer.
Original music by Thomas Johnson and Stuart Gordon. Director Andy Jordan Rpt


Dramatised By: John Fletcher
Novel By: David Grubb
Unknown: Struan Rodger
Unknown: Tom Lawrence
Unknown: John Harper Jnr
Unknown: Angela Shaftoe
Unknown: Pearl Harper
Unknown: Betsy Blair
Unknown: Ma Cooper.
Music By: Thomas Johnson
Music By: Stuart Gordon.
Director: Andy Jordan Rpt
John Harper Snr: Peter Marinker
Willa Harper: Catherine Nix
Ben Harper: John Guerrasio
Icy Spoon: June Barrie
Wait Spoon: John Baddeley
Uncle Birdie: Brian Greene
Ruby: Pippa Hinchley
Miz Cunningham: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Grocer: John Telfer
Mary: Jessie Brammer
Clary: Abigail MacVean

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