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To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

129 min - Crime, Drama - 25 December 1962
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In a small Alabama town in the 1930s, scrupulously honest and highly respected lawyer, Atticus Finch puts his career on the line when he agrees to represent Tom Robinson, a black man accused of rape. The trial and the events surrounding it are seen through the eyes of Finch's six-year-old daughter, Scout. While Robinson's trial gives the movie its momentum, there are plenty of anecdotal occurrences before and after the court date: Scout's ever-strengthening bond with older brother, Jem, her friendship with precocious young Dill Harris, her father's no-nonsense reactions to such life-and-death crises as a rampaging mad dog, and especially Scout's reactions to, and relationship with, Boo Radley, the reclusive 'village idiot' who turns out to be her salvation when she is attacked by a venomous bigot.

Director:  Robert Mulligan
Stars:  Gregory Peck, Alice Ghostley, Robert Duvall, William Windom, Mary Badham, John Megna, Brock Peters, Estelle Evans, Collin Wilcox, Phillip Alford

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Storyline

In a small Alabama town in the 1930s, scrupulously honest and highly respected lawyer, Atticus Finch puts his career on the line when he agrees to represent Tom Robinson, a black man accused of rape. The trial and the events surrounding it are seen through the eyes of Finch's six-year-old daughter, Scout. While Robinson's trial gives the movie its momentum, there are plenty of anecdotal occurrences before and after the court date: Scout's ever-strengthening bond with older brother, Jem, her friendship with precocious young Dill Harris, her father's no-nonsense reactions to such life-and-death crises as a rampaging mad dog, and especially Scout's reactions to, and relationship with, Boo Radley, the reclusive 'village idiot' who turns out to be her salvation when she is attacked by a venomous bigot.



Tagline: The most beloved Pulitzer Prize book now comes vividly alive on the screen!

Genres: Crime, Drama

Details

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Language:  English
Release Date:  25 December 1962

Box Office

Budget:  $2,000,000
Revenue:  $13,129,846

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Universal Pictures

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 09 min

Academy Award Nominations and Wins

ACTOR — Gregory Peck {“Atticus Finch”} – WON
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Mary Badham {“Scout Finch”}
ART DIRECTION (Black-and-White) — Art Direction: Alexander Golitzen, Henry Bumstead; Set Decoration: Oliver Emert – WON
CINEMATOGRAPHY (Black-and-White) — Russell Harlan
DIRECTING — Robert Mulligan
MUSIC (Music Score–substantially original) — Elmer Bernstein
BEST PICTURE — Alan J. Pakula, Producer
WRITING (Screenplay–based on material from another medium) — Horton Foote – WON


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