Cape Fear (1962)

Lists: Drama, Thriller, Psychological Thrillers

Brief Synopsis: "Sam Bowden, witnesses a rape committed by Max Cady and testifies against him. When released after 8 years in prison, Cady stalks Bowden and his family but is always clever enough not to violate the law. Bowden enlists the aid of a local police chief, a private detective and then hires thugs to harass Cady all to no avail. The film climaxes pitting Bowden and his family against Cady."

Overall Ranking: - (Rank from 1962: # 0)

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People Involved

  • Gregory Peck (Sam Bowden)
  • Robert Mitchum (Max Cady)
  • Polly Bergen (Peggy Bowden)
  • Lori Martin (Nancy Bowden)
  • Martin Balsam (Police Chief Mark Dutton)
  • Telly Savalas (Private Detective Charles Sievers)
  • Barrie Chase (Diane Taylor)
  • Paul Comi (George Garner)
  • John McKee (Officer Marconi)
  • Page Slattery (Deputy Kersek)
  • Ward Ramsey (Officer Brown)
  • Edward Platt (Judge)
  • Will Wright (Dr. Pearsall)
  • Joan Staley (Waitress)
  • J. Lee Thompson (Director)