Hammerman Ikon

Hammerman Ikon Film Guide

Cape Fear
Director: J. Lee Thompson
Cast: Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen, Lori Martin, Martin Balsam, Jack Kruschen

A wonderfully tense thriller about an intimidating brute who terrorizes a lawyer (and his family) for putting him away for eight years. Bernard Herrmann's menacing score and the dramatic black and white photography account for half of the suspense. Remade by Martin Scorsese in 1991 (Cape Fear).