Cape Fear (1962 IMDb)

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Remake:

Cape Fear (1991 IMDb)

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Seen in 2014.

Commentary

Skillfully directed, but the choice to make a supervillain out of Cady (“more than human” and a hypocrite) damages credibility to the point that it is ultimately counterproductive to the emotional effect. I assume this was intentional: an homage to Alfred Hitchcock and his ilk, perhaps.

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