Tag Archives: Polly Bergen

The Caretakers (1963) Hall Bartlett, Robert Stack, Polly Bergen, Diane McBain, Drama

The Caretakers (1963)
This movie chronicles the trials of the mentally ill and their care-givers in an over-crowded ward of a hospital. Dr. MacLeod (Robert Stack) is a new, optimistic doctor who attempts to start an out-patient program for the women in the ward. His method of treating mentally ill patients without violence or punishment is met with resistance by the head nurse, Lucretia Terry (Joan Crawford). During Dr. MacLeod’s treatment, the phobias and illnesses of the various women in the test group are explored.
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Cape Fear (1962) J. Lee Thompson, Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen, Drama, Thriller

Cape Fear (J. Lee Thompson, 1962)
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 ?
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