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Cape Fear (12-Apr-1962)

Director: J. Lee Thompson

Writer: James R. Webb

From novel: The Executioners by John D. MacDonald

Music by: Bernard Herrmann

Producer: Sy Bartlett

Keywords: Thriller

Sam Bowden is a small-town lawyer who testified against Max Cady, resulting in a rape conviction and 8 years of imprisonment. Cady took the opportunity to carefully study law, knowledge he uses to terrorize Bowden's family while still remaining technically within his legal rights. He takes particular interest in Bowden's 12-year-old daughter. Dark and suspenseful; very controversial in 1962, it required numerous edits to make it past certification. Remade by Martin Scorsese as Cape Fear (1991).

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Martin Balsam
4-Nov-1919 13-Feb-1996 A Thousand Clowns
Polly Bergen
14-Jul-1930 20-Sep-2014 Cape Fear
Barrie Chase
20-Oct-1933   Danced with Fred Astaire
Jack Kruschen
20-Mar-1922 2-Apr-2002 The Apartment
Lori Martin
18-Apr-1947 4-Apr-2010 Cape Fear
Robert Mitchum
6-Aug-1917 1-Jul-1997 Cape Fear
Gregory Peck
5-Apr-1916 12-Jun-2003 To Kill A Mockingbird
Edward Platt
14-Feb-1916 19-Mar-1974 Chief on Get Smart
Telly Savalas
22-Jan-1922 22-Jan-1994 Kojak
Will Wright
26-Mar-1894 19-Jun-1962 Character actor


Gregory Peck   ...   Sam Bowden
Robert Mitchum   ...   Max Cady
Polly Bergen   ...   Peggy Bowden
Lori Martin   ...   Nancy Bowden
Martin Balsam   ...   Mark Dutton
Jack Kruschen   ...   Dave Grafton
Telly Savalas   ...   Charles Sievers
Barrie Chase   ...   Diane Taylor
Supporting Cast
Paul Comi   ...   Garner
John McKee   ...   Officer Marconi
Page Slattery   ...   Deputy Kersek
Ward Ramsey   ...   Officer Brown
Edward Platt   ...   Judge
Will Wright   ...   Dr. Pearsall
Joan Staley   ...   Waitress
Norma Yost   ...   Ticket Clerk
Mack Williams   ...   Dr. Lowney
Thomas Newman   ...   Lt. Gervasi
Alan Reynolds   ...   Vernon
Herb Armstrong   ...   Waiter
Bunny Rhea   ...   Pianist
Carol Sydes   ...   Betty
Alan Wells   ...   Young Blade
Allan Ray   ...   Young Blade
Paul Levitt   ...   Police Operator


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