Cape Fear

Cape Fear

classified 15

Bristol UNESCO City of Film

Film

Please note: This was screened in July 2022

Director
J. Lee Thompson
Cast
Gregory Peck, Sam Bowden, Robert Mitchum, Max Cady, Polly Bergen
Details
106 mins, 1962, USA
Primary language
English

This isn't the Martin Scorsese-directed remake, but the gripping and tension-laden original thriller by Bristol-born J. Lee Thompson about an embittered ex-con, played by Robert Mitchum, terrorising the frightened family of the meek lawyer (Gregory Peck) who put him in prison.

Great shocks transform into climactic suspense, with Mitchum giving a truly visceral portrayal of villainy.