Director: J. Lee Thompson Run Time: 105 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 1962
Starring: Telly Savalas, Gregory Peck, Polly Bergen, Robert Mitchum
A family is stalked by a sadistic criminal in the original CAPE FEAR.
TCM writes that “In the annals of screen psychopaths, there are few who can top Robert Mitchum’s Max Cady in the 1962 version of Cape Fear” and they’re right. After an eight-year prison sentence for rape, Cady one of the lawyers who sent him away. When Max finds Sam and his family, he begins a terrifying stalking spree, intending to ruin Sam’s life. Desperate to protect his wife and daughter, Sam makes every effort to send Max back to jail. But when his attempts fail, Sam realizes that he must take matters into his own hands if he wants to rid his life of Max for good.
Part of Nitehawk’s fall CRIME series.