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Cape Fear

Released 1962
Distributor Universal

Robert Mitchum plays one of his scariest, most fascinating villains in this surprisingly tough suspense thriller from John D. MacDonald’s novel. Bernard Herrmann’s score is so good Martin Scorsese recycled it for his 1991 remake, re-orchestrated by Elmer Bernstein.

About Rod Lurie

After a career in the military, Rod Lurie went on to become an entertainment reporter and prominent film critic. After making his segue into filmmaking with his award winning short, Four Second Delay, his first major film was 2000′s The Contender, which he wrote and directed, and starred Joan Allen and Jeff Bridges. He went on to direct The Last Castle with Robert Redford; Resurrecting the Champ with Samuel L. Jackson and Josh Hartnett;  the political thriller Nothing But the Truth starring Kate Beckinsale, Matt Dillon, Vera Farmiga, and Alan Alda; and the remake of Sam Peckinpah’s Straw Dogs.  He is currently developing the tv series Monsters of God with Plan B and Starz Media.