Small-town Alabama, 1932. Atticus Finch (played by Gregory Peck) is a lawyer and a widower. He has two young children, Jem and Scout. Atticus Finch is currently defending Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white woman. Meanwhile, Jem and Scout are intrigued by their neighbours, the Radleys, and the mysterious, seldom-seen Boo Radley in particular. Written by
After Atticus speaks with Mrs. Dubose at her porch, Scout, Jem and Dill walk away with Atticus towards the Finch home (at 0:13:00) while the camera pauses on Mrs. Dubose pondering Atticus' words. When the camera cuts back to the Finches (at 0:13:05) they have walked over to their house, up their sidewalk, and are at the steps to their porch while Dill has gone past their sidewalk, past their driveway and is standing by the rope swing in their side yard looking back at the Finches as if he were watching them arrive home. It looks awkward, as if it were taken from another scene where they were arriving home, but it could have happened that way if Dill were too shy to accompany them up their sidewalk without being invited (which, given Dill's personality, doesn't seem very likely). See more »
Good Lord, I must be losin' my memory. I can't remember whether Jem is twelve or thirteen. Anyway, it'll have to come before the county court. Of course, it's a clear-cut case of self-defense. I'll uh, well I'll run down to the office...
Mr. Finch... do you think Jem killed Bob Ewell? Is that what you think? Your boy never stabbed him.
[Atticus and Sheriff Heck Tate look at Boo]
Bob Ewell fell on his knife - he killed himself. There's a black man dead for no reason. Now the man responsible for ...
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The title is revealed in a child's crayon rubbing. See more »
An utterly moving film, made perfect by the outstanding performance of Gregory Peck. Must see
'To Kill a Mockingbird' is one of the best books ever written but this film does it justice. The performances throughout are stunning, especially that of Gregory Peck (Harper Lee was so impressed she gave him her late father's pocket watch, a prop he uses in the film, to keep). This film will make anyone think hard about how they treat others and it is really heartwarming without being soppy. It isn't necessary to have read the book before seeing this film but it might be advisable. This is one of the classic films of its generation and very few films of nowadays come close to matching it either. A real must-see.
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