Cape Fear (1962)HD Closed Captioning
J. Lee Thompson
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About the Movie
Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum star in Hollywood's classic tale of revenge and murder. Robert Mitchum is unforgettable as Max Cady, an ex-con determined to exact a terrible revenge on Sam Bowden (Gregory Peck) and his family. Sam is a small-town lawyer whose worst nightmare comes true when the criminal he helped put away returns to stalk his beautiful young wife (Polly Bergen) and teenage daughter (Lori Martin). Despite help from the local police chief (Martin Balsam) and a private detective (Telly Savalas), Sam is legally powerless to keep Max from playing his sadistic game of cat and mouse. Finally, Sam must put his family's lives at stake in a deadly trap that leads to one of the most suspenseful and heart-pounding confrontations ever committed to film. Director J. Lee Thompson builds tension with each scene leading to a deadly showdown at Cape Fear. This is truly a masterpiece of shock and suspense.
Cape Fear has got to be one of the most suspenseful movies of all time. I haven't seen the remake yet and I'm sure it's just as suspenseful as this. A great thriller for younger kids who are curious about the new one.
Think & Be Thrilled
I actually found this older version MORE freaky than the newer (1991 - DeNiro)) version. This one is a "classic". They show much less, but there is nothing so frightening as what our own brain inserts when things are implied. This does for houseboats what "Psycho" did for showers. An intense, well acted, well directed thriller. Robert Mitchem is intelligent & truly scary. Gregory Peck as the "everyday" man who has to find a way to keep his family safe from this newly paroled psychopath's schemes of revenge. YIKES!