Cape Fear (1991)
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Robert Mitchum and Janet Leigh on the set of “Holiday Affair” (1949)
A film directed by Charles Laughton adapted from a novel written by Davis Grubb. Starring Robert Mitchum (who’s amazing/ scary/ funny), Shelley Winters and Lillian Gish. This is not just a great horror movie, but an artist achievement, from the opening scene of the beautiful Lillian Gish and her children, watching over the world in a starry sky, the camera takes us down in one sweeping move to a scene of children playing on a hot sunny day, right to the feet of a murder victim, or the river scene, moments of pure visual splendor. The soundtrack is just as mesmerizing.
Harry Powell marries and murders widows for their money, believing he is helping God do away with women who arouse men’s carnal instincts. Arrested for auto theft, he shares a cell with condemned killer Ben Harper and tries to get him to reveal the whereabouts of the $10,000 he stole. FULL
What a great John Huston movie with an incredible cast; Kirk Douglas, George C. Scott, Robert Mitchum, Burt Lancaster, Frank Sinatra and Tony Curtis. Because of that gimmick with Curtis, Mitchum, Sinatra and Lancaster people seem to regard this film as a sort of spot-the-star contest. But it is much more than that. If you like mysteries, this is among the best. The clever use of cameo appearances only makes it better.
Messenger asks a friend to check into a list of names before leaving on a trip. When his plane is blown out of the sky, the matter becomes more serious. As his friend checks into the list, each seems to have died in mysterious circumstances. As he goes down the list, the deaths become more recent and a race to find the remaining survivors and what put each of them on this list ensues.