Seminal Image #563

Cape Fear
(J. Lee Thompson; 1961)


Anonymous said...

Saw an interview with the actress pictured on TMC a while back. Pretty interesting. I'll see if I can find it for you.

Anonymous said...

from TCM site:
His scenes with Polly Bergen, playing Bowden's terrorized wife, were equally intense and included one particularly disturbing bit of improvisation - Mitchum cracking raw eggs on the actress and smearing them over her breasts. The scene builds to Cady physically attacking Bowden's wife and, during the filming (according to Server), Mitchum ripped his hand open on a cabinet. Bergen recalled, "His hand was covered in blood, my back was covered in blood. We just kept going, caught up in the scene. They came over and physically stopped us."