Cape Fear (1962)

Cape Fear (1962)
Eight years ago, Sam Bowden’s testimony sent Max Cady to jail. Now that’s he’s been released, Cady tracks down the small-town lawyer and starts to terrorize him and his family. Here are a few movie mistakes to look for while watching 1962’s “Cape Fear”.

· Cady shows up at the restaurant/bar where Sam is and asks him to buy him a drink. Cady is smoking a cigar when Sam offers him money to leave town. He’s still smoking his cigar when Sam gets up to leave. In the following close-up of Cady, the cigar is in his right hand next to his lap.

· Sam, Peggy and Nancy are out at the boat docks. Sam goes to borrow paint thinner when he sees Cady looking at Nancy. Sam approaches Cady and is still carrying the paint thinner in his left hand. A moment later when he hits Cady, the paint thinner is gone.

· Nancy is at school, running from Cady. She knocks the papers off a table that’s closest to the door. In the close-up of the person walking in the room, the papers are back on the table.

· Nancy runs into a locker room, and in the wider view, her right hand is shown on the locker, wearing a ring on her ring finger. It cuts to a person walking down the stairs and then switches back to a view of Nancy still at the lockers. The ring that was on her hand is now missing.

· After Nancy is hit by the car, Sam rushes home where Peggy is sitting on the bed watching over a sleeping Nancy. Peggy’s left hand is farther down, on the blankets, when she’s talking. It cuts to a close-up of Nancy when Peggy mentions the doctor gave her a sedative and Peggy’s left hand is on Nancy’s face. It cuts back to the original view and Peggy’s left hand is back in its original position on the blanket.

“Cape Fear” (1962) stars Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen, Lori Martin, Martin Balsam, Jack Kruschen, and Telly Savalas. It runs 106 minutes and has a “Passed” rating.

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