Cape Fear (1962)

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Cape Fear (1962)
Cape Fear (1962)
  • NR
  • 1h 45m
  • 1962
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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.
© 1961 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Goatdog's Movies
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Fresh

Its politics are abhorrent to me, but my god, it's such a slick, well-crafted thriller ... that I...

June 21, 2017
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Fresh

Unpleasant but suspenseful film noir.

June 21, 2017
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Bob Bloom
Fresh

A tense thriller that holds your attention to the very end. The film is aided by one of Bernard He...

October 18, 2017
ColeSmithey.com
Cole Smithey
Fresh

October 18, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Thriller, Drama
  • Release Date:March 31, 1962
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
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