Saturday, July 09, 2016

Cape Fear (1962)

Cape Fear is a 1962 suspense thriller starring Robert Mitchum (one of my favorites), Gregory Peck, and Polly Bergen. I could watch Robert Mitchum in anything, but this film is a classic and a must-see. It was remade (who knows why, since the original is holding up just fine thank-you-very-much) in 1991.


Noir of the Week says, "Cape Fear is ageless: still unapologetic, still chilling, still raising relevant questions." Moria says, "There is something beautifully driven and obsessive about Cape Fear. It has a psychological intensity that many other noir films only develop indirectly." DVD Talk concludes, "Cape Fear is a 60's classic that remains as entertaining today as when it was released. ... a welcome addition to the library of thriller fans. I give it my highest rating".

Rotten Tomatoes has a critics score of 95%.


  1. I know I saw the remake, but I'm not sure I saw this one. Was an intense psychological thriller. Excellent actors in both! :)

    1. I haven't seen the remake, but I've heard that de Niro plays Gregory Peck. Not the character that Peck plays, but that he actually plays Gregory Peck lol