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Cape Fear 1962

From Amazon: Superior to Martin Scorsese's punishing 1991 remake, this 1962 thriller directed by J. Lee Thompson (The Guns of Navarone) stars Robert Mitchum as a creepy ex-con angry at the attorney (Gregory Peck) whom he believes is responsible for his incarceration. After Mitchum makes clear his plans to harm Peck's family, a fascinating game of crisscrossing ethics and morality takes place. Where the more recent version seemed trapped in its explicitness, Thompson's film accomplishes a lot with a more economical and telling use of violence. The result is a richer character study with some Hitchcockian overtones regarding the nature of guilt....

Directed By:
No image existsJ. Lee Thompson
Gregory PeckGregory Peck
Robert MitchumRobert Mitchum
No image existsPolly Bergen
Martin BalsamMartin Balsam
No image existsTelly Savalas
No image existsJack Kruschen
No image existsLori Martin

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Cape Fear Movie Review by Jessica Film Junkie (6/16/2007)

This is the chilling original that inspired the 1991 Scorsese remake. There are some differences merely by the fact that you could only get away with so much in '62, but the overall theme of the predatory, pedophillic ex-con coming after the family of an attorney is still here.

Gregory Peck plays Sam Bowden, an attorney...

(complete Cape Fear review by Jessica Film Junkie)

Cape Fear Movie Review by Lisa (3/6/2007)

I have been known to be a little dismissive of some of the old movies in favor of their more colourful (and sometimes more hard hitting) remakes. However recently I came across the original version of "Cape Fear" (...yeah I know who knew) my first thought was errgh I wanted to see the De Niro one, but I thought what the...

(complete Cape Fear review by Lisa)

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