Director: J. Lee Thompson
Writer: John D. MacDonald, James R. Webb
Stars: Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen, Lori Martin, Martin Balsam
Countries: United States
Small-town lawyer Sam Bowden’s life becomes torturous when Max Cady re-enters his life. Cady went to jail for 8 years after Bowden testified that Cady attacked a young woman. Now that Cady has been released, he begins to terrorize Bowden and his family, particularly targeting Bowden’s daughter, Nancy. Initially, Cady uses his newfound knowledge of the law (learned in prison) to annoy the Bowdens, then poisons the family dog… Who’s next ?