Overall Rank: 875
Average Rating: 3/4
# of Ratings: 155
Theatrical Release Date: 04/18/1962
Genre: Thriller, Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: J. Lee Thompson
Actors: Robert Mitchum , Gregory Peck, Polly Bergen, Lori Martin, Jack Kruschen , Martin Balsam
Plot: 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 - wrote on 09/13/2015
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.
sodapop - wrote on 02/10/2008
Robert Mitchum is so effectively chilling that goosebumps are evoked merely from our introductory glimpse at his Max Cady.
Allison - wrote on 12/23/2007
Amazing. Don't even try to see the remake. This has several really scary scenes.
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Yojimbo - wrote on 03/15/2012
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 …
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