Cape Fear

Cape Fear (1962)

Now he had only one weapon left—murder!

  • Genre: Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1962-04-12
  • User Rating: 7.4/10 from 495 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 45min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Melville-Talbot Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: J. Lee Thompson
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From 495 Ratings


Sam Bowden witnesses a rape committed by Max Cady and testifies against him. When released after 8 years in prison, Cady begins stalking Bowden and his family but is always clever enough not to violate the law.

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  • Gregory Peck

    as Sam Bowden
  • Robert Mitchum

    as Max Cady
  • Polly Bergen

    as Peggy Bowden
  • Lori Martin

    as Nancy Bowden
  • Martin Balsam

    as Police Chief Mark Dutton
  • Jack Kruschen

    as Attorney Dave Grafton
  • Telly Savalas

    as Private Detective Charles Sievers
  • Barrie Chase

    as Diane Taylor
  • Paul Comi

    as Garner
  • John McKee

    as Officer Marconi
  • Page Slattery

    as Deputy Kersek
  • Ward Ramsey

    as Officer Brown
  • Edward Platt

    as Judge
  • Will Wright

    as Dr. Pearsall
  • Joan Staley

    as Waitress
  • Norma Yost

    as Ticket Clerk
  • Mack Williams

    as Dr. Lowney
  • Tom Newman

    as Lt. Gervasi
  • Alan Reynolds

    as Vernon
  • Herb Armstrong

    as Waiter
  • Bunny Rhea

    as Pianist
  • Cindy Carol

    as Betty
  • Alan Wells

    as Young Blade
  • Allan Ray

    as Young Blade
  • Paul Levitt

    as Police Operator
  • Kenner G. Kemp

    as Extra at Bar / Table Extra at Bar (uncredited)
  • Bob Noble

    as Pedestrian (uncredited)
  • Jeffrey Sayre

    as Bar Patron (uncredited)
  • Hal Taggart

    as Juror (uncredited)
Sound Bernard Herrmann Original Music Composer
Camera Sam Leavitt Director of Photography
Editing George Tomasini Editor
Art Robert F. Boyle Art Direction
Crew Robert Willoughby Cinematography
Sound Waldon O. Watson Sound
Costume & Make-Up Virginia Darcy Hairstylist
Art Alexander Golitzen Art Direction
Writing John D. MacDonald Novel
Directing J. Lee Thompson Director
Costume & Make-Up Mary Wills Costume Design
Art Oliver Emert Set Decoration
Camera Léo L. Fuchs Still Photographer
Writing James R. Webb Screenplay
Production Sy Bartlett Producer
Sound Corson Jowett Sound
Crew John McKee Stunts
Costume & Make-Up Thomas Tuttle Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Frank Prehoda Makeup Artist
Directing Ray Gosnell Jr. Assistant Director
Production Ernest B. Wehmeyer Production Manager
Sound Robert Bain Additional Soundtrack