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Cape Fear
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Gregory Peck Gregory Peck
Sam Bowden
Robert Mitchum Robert Mitchum
Max Cady
Polly Bergen Polly Bergen
Peggy Bowden
Lori Martin Lori Martin
Nancy Bowden
Martin Balsam Martin Balsam
Police Chief Mark Dutton
Jack Kruschen Jack Kruschen
Attorney Dave Grafton
Telly Savalas Telly Savalas
Private Detective Charles Sievers
Barrie Chase Barrie Chase
Diane Taylor


Written by
James R. Webb James R. Webb
(screenplay)


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5 years ago at Dec 6 3:49
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Stunningly tense, dark, and disturbing for a '60s film. Worthy of comparison with other lurid, yet artfully directed classic thrillers of the era like "Psycho" and "In Cold Blood". Robert Mitchum's Max Cady is one of the most terrifying, creepy, and barbaric stalkers in film history, even more brutal than his unforgettable Harry Powell in "Night of the Hunter".

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4 years, 4 months ago at Jul 29 8:41
1 vote
After hearing some pretty good things about this flick, I was really eager to check it out. Honestly, even though I enjoyed it, I thought it was slightly disappointing. That’s actually a rather common problem when you first watch a decent remake like the version directed by Martin Scorsese, when you see later on the original version, there is this feeling of déjà vu and you usually end up enjo... read more
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Description: Gregory Peck, Jack Kruschen, Martin Balsam, Polly Bergen, Robert Mitchum, Telly Savalas - Dir:J. Lee Thompson An extremely violent ex-con is determined to exact revenge upon the lawyer he blames for his incarceration. Max Cady, a ... Full Descriptionwily, cruel ex-convict, is ravenous for the ruination of Sam Bowden, a Georgia laywer who eight years earlier sent Max to prison for his brutal assault of a young woman in a parking lot. Max pursues Sam and his family with psychotic diligence. With each step, Max ups the ante of terror. First, he makes himself ubiquitous, igniting a reign of psychological torment over the fam ... (more)
Release date: 12 April 1962
UPC: 025192063428
Tags: Film Noir (13), Drama (10), 1960s (8), Thriller (8), Lawyer (7), Revenge (7), 1962 (6), Neo Noir (6), Bowling (6), Crime (6), Marriage (5), Stalking (5), Janitor (5), School (5), Murder (4), Surveillance (4), Marina (4), Extortion (4), Police (4), Bar (4)
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"Re-watch - March 24th It's been so long since I last watched this it felt more like a first viewing. Man, Mitchum is super menacing in this...you can feel the threat he poses to the family just by the way he carries himself. Everything here is wonderfully done, and the only thing missing is that perfect 10 feeling. So glad I finally bought a copy for my collection."


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