Cinema: Up the Creek with Greg

Cape Fear (Universal-International). "You can't put a man in jail for what he might do." The hero (Gregory Peck) nods grimly. As a lawyer, he knows that the chief of police is right. But that doesn't solve his problem: a rapist (Robert Mitchum) he once caught in the act has been released from jail and has returned to North Carolina to take revenge on the lawyer and his family. How to stop him?

The police politely invite the menace to leave town; he politely refuses. They harass him with sudden searches and unreasonable arrests; he gets a lawyer and they have to...

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