Cape Fear 1961
Cape Fear ★★★½ 1961
Former prosecutor turned small-town lawyer Peck and his family are plagued by the sadistic attentions of criminal Mitchum, who just finished a six year sabbatical at the state pen courtesy of prosecutor Peck. Taut and creepy; Mitchum's a consummate psychopath. Based on (and far superior to) John MacDonald's “The Executioners.” Don't pass this one up in favor of the Scorsese remake. 106m/B VHS, DVD . Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen, Martin Balsam, Telly Savalas, Jack Kruschen, Lori Martin; D: J. Lee Thompson; C: Sam Leavitt; M: Bernard Herrmann.