J. Lee Thompson
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About the Film
Screen legends Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum star in this gritty tale of revenge based on John D. McDonald's "The Executioners". Mitchum is Max Cady, a seedy ex-con who comes to a small Southern town to terrorize prosecutor Sam Bowden (Peck), the man who put him away eight years earlier. But when Cady sets his sights on Bowden's wife and daughter, Bowden is faced with a profound moral dilemma -- how far will a law-abiding citizen go to protect his family when he is faced with a man who has absolutely no regard for the law? Costarring Oscar-winner Martin Balsam and TV star Telly Savalas. With an outstanding score by Oscar winner Bernard Herrmann.
- Genre: Thriller
- Released: 1961
- © 1961 Melville-Talbot Productions, Inc. Renewed 1989 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.