Cape Fear (1962) Script

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Director:J. Lee Thompson
Written by:John D. MacDonald (Novel), James R. Webb (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Sam Bowden witnesses a rape committed by Max Cady and testifies against him. When released after 8 years in prison, Cady begins stalking Bowden and his family but is always clever enough not to violate the law.

Taras Bulba Script

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Director:J. Lee Thompson
Written by:Николай Гоголь (Novel), Waldon Salt (Screenplay), Karl Tunberg (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Ukraine, 16th century. While the Poles dominate the Cossack steppes, Andrei, son of Taras Bulba, a Cossack leader, must choose between his love for his family and his folk and his passion for a Polish woman.

The White Buffalo Script

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Director:J. Lee Thompson
Written by:Richard Sale (Screenplay), Richard Sale (Novel)

Script Synopsis:In this strange western version of JAWS, Wild Bill Hickok hunts a white buffalo he has seen in a dream. Hickok moves through a variety of uniquely authentic western locations - dim, filthy, makeshift taverns; freezing, slaughterhouse-like frontier towns and beautifully desolate high country - before improbably teaming up with a young Crazy Horse to pursue the creature.

Messenger of Death Script

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Director:J. Lee Thompson
Written by:Rex Burns (Novel), Paul Jarrico (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Wifes and children of the Mormon Orville Beecham become victims of a massacre in his own house. The police believes the crime had a religious motive. Orville doesn't give any comment on the case, is taken into protective custody. Journalist Smith persuades him to help him in the investigation - and finds out about economic motives for the murder.

Mackenna’s Gold Script

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Director:J. Lee Thompson
Written by:Carl Foreman (Screenplay), Heck Allen (Novel)

Script Synopsis:The gangster Colorado kidnaps Marshal McKenna. He believes that McKenna has seen a map which leads to a rich vein of gold in the mountains and forces him to show him the way. But they're not the only ones who're after the gold; soon they meet a group of "honorable" citizens and the cavalry crosses their way too - and that is even before they enter Indian territory.

Happy Birthday To Me Script

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Director:J. Lee Thompson
Written by:John C.W. Saxton (Screenplay), Peter Jobin (Screenplay), Timothy Bond (Screenplay), John C.W. Saxton (Story)

Script Synopsis:Virginia is proud that she belongs to a clique. The best students at a private school. But before her 18th birthday, a grueling set of murders take place and her friends are the ones who are falling prey. Could it be her? She suffers from blackouts due to a freak accident one year earlier. We soon learn the truth behind her accident and what is going on...

10 To Midnight Script

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Director:J. Lee Thompson
Written by:William Roberts (Writer), J. Lee Thompson (Story)

Script Synopsis:Based on the real-life Richard Speck murders. After his bizarre behavior results in rejection from countless women, Warren Stacy begins murdering women, always while he is naked, which minimizes any physical evidence left behind. Detective Leo Kessler is convinced of Stacy’s guilt and, over the objections of his partner, plants evidence to get him behind bars. When Stacy is released on a technicality, he threatens to go after Kessler and his family, leaving Kessler to defend himself with little help from the police.

King Solomon’s Mines Script

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Director:J. Lee Thompson
Written by:H. Rider Haggard (Novel), Gene Quintano (Screenplay), James R. Silke (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Ever in search of adventure, explorer Allan Quatermain agrees to join the beautiful Jesse Huston on a mission to locate her archaeologist father, who has been abducted for his knowledge of the legendary mines of King Solomon. As the kidnappers, led by sinister German military officer Bockner, journey into the wilds of Africa, Allan and Jesse track the party and must contend with fierce natives and dangerous creatures, among other perils.

Firewalker Script

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Director:J. Lee Thompson
Written by:Robert Gosnell (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:A pair of adventurers try to track down an ancient Aztec/Mayan/Egyptian/Apache horde of gold.

Murphy’s Law Script

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Director:J. Lee Thompson
Written by:Gail Morgan Hickman (Writer)

Script Synopsis:A tough police detective escapes from custody handcuffed to a foul-mouthed car thief after being framed for the murder of his ex-wife. He must now find the real killer and prove his innocence.