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Cape Fear (1962) Movie Information

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Cape Fear (1962)
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Overall Rank:

851

Avg. Rating:

2.98/4

# of Ratings:

152

Genres:

Thriller, Drama

Rating:

NR

Language:

English

Theater Date:

04/18/1962

Director:

J. Lee Thompson

Actors:

Robert Mitchum
Gregory Peck
Polly Bergen
Lori Martin
Jack Kruschen
Martin Balsam

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

A sadistic ex-con tracks down a Southern lawyer, and wages a campaign of terror on him and his family. -- MaceeRae

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Snoogans 09/13/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

A great suspenseful thriller for it's time. Still holds up thanks to some iconic scenes and Mitchum's terrifically scary villain. I may prefer the remake from a story standpoint, but this original is rock solid.

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sodapop 02/10/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3.5/4 

Robert Mitchum is so effectively chilling that goosebumps are evoked merely from our introductory glimpse at his Max Cady.

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Allison 12/23/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

Amazing. Don't even try to see the remake. This has several really scary scenes.

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pipe 10/07/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

fine old movie. people in movie to like and people to despise. Interesting plot. love robert mitchum.

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03/15/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Cape Fear" by Yojimbo

A lawyer finds his family terrorized by a brutal woman hating sociopath who blames him for sending him to jail for 8 years. Gregory Peck was the perfect casting choice as the morally upstanding husband and father who finds he must question his principles when the law fails to protect them from such a wily and dangerous predator. But it is Mitchum on top form who steals the film and brings a real sense of underlying menace to his character; the scenes he shares with Peck crackle with tension. There's also some strong support from the ever reliable Martin Balsam and Telly Savalas (sporting a full head of hair!) and the family scenes are refreshingly syrup free. With a very memorable score and great showdown featuring a classic closing speech, this is far better than the uncharacteristically...

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