Directed by J. Lee Thompson. US. 1962. NR. 1 hour 46 minutes. Universal. Digital.
Sun., November 11, 2018 thru Mon., November 12, 2018
Before Robert DeNiro and Nick Nolte squared off in Martin Scorsese’s 1991 remake, there was this original thriller with screen legends Robert Mitchum and Gregory Peck. Released after an eight-year sentence for rape, Max Cady (Mitchum) sets out to wreck the life of Sam Bowden (Peck), the lawyer who put him behind bars. Fearing for his family’s safety, Bowden seeks every legal route possible to put Cady back in prison. When every effort fails and Cady’s antics grow more dangerous, Bowden realizes he may have to defend himself and his homestead the old fashioned way.