Released Date: April 12, 1962
Director: J. Lee Thompson
Actors: Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen, Lori Martin, Martin Balsam, Jack Kruschen, Telly Savalas, and Barrie Chase
This movie has been remade, and as a matter of fact, the originals, Peck and Mitchum are in the remake. The movie did not do well at the box office, however, now it is very well known and shown on TCM a lot. This film has a lot of suspense and also is about something that most women are afraid of.
Max Cady (Robert Mitchum) was arrested and put in jail a few years ago. For forcing himself on a woman. The man who went before the court to go against Cady, was Sam Bowden (Gregory Peck), who happens to be a lawyer. Now Cady is out of jail and has decided to go pay Bowden a visit. Now mind you, Cady has a record of unwanted force on a woman, and Bowden is a married man with a teenage daughter. Scary? Yes! Cady has no heart and is not afraid to get revenge. This movie put me on the edge of my seat throughout the entire film, and even after. Even though this movie did not do well at first, it definitely has proven itself throughout time.