The night of the Hunter

The Night of the Hunter is a 1955 American film noir thriller based on the 1953 novel of the same directed by Charles Laughton and starring Robert Mitchum. The film soon became a cult among its audience, and is also known to have inspired later great directors such as David Lynch, Martin Scorsese, Terrence Malick, Jim Jarmusch, the Coen brothers, and Spike Lee.