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12 Angry Men (1957)

96 min - Drama - 25 March 1957
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The defense and the prosecution have rested and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young Spanish-American is guilty or innocent of murdering his father. What begins as an open and shut case soon becomes a mini-drama of each of the jurors' prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and each other.

Director:  Sidney Lumet

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Storyline

The defense and the prosecution have rested and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young Spanish-American is guilty or innocent of murdering his father. What begins as an open and shut case soon becomes a mini-drama of each of the jurors' prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and each other.



Tagline: Life is in their hands. Death is on their minds.

Genres: Drama

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  25 March 1957

Box Office

Budget:  $340,000
Revenue:  $1,000,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Orion-Nova Productions

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 36 min

Academy Award Nominations

DIRECTING — Sidney Lumet
BEST MOTION PICTURE — Henry Fonda and Reginald Rose, Producers
WRITING (Screenplay–based on material from another medium) — Reginald Rose


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