Twelve angry men = 12 angry men

United States, 1957

Film
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A tense and brilliantly directed drama focusing on twelve men in a jury who are considering a verdict on a case of a young Puerto Rican youth charged with murder. Henry Fonda plays the impassioned man of reason, not convinced of the guilt of the accused and battling against his eleven co-jurors who all want to convict the teenager and leave the hot and sweaty jury room. The film is famous for its condemnation of capital punishment. Also stars Lee J. Cobb, Jack Warden and Jack Klugman.

Credits

director

Sidney Lumet

co-producer

Reginald Rose

Henry Fonda

production company

United Artists Corporation

Language

English

Duration

01:32:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

37477

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Jury

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Trials in motion pictures

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Capital punishment

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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