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
The Maycomb County Bank calendar in the background when Atticus throws a glass to Tom shows a 30-day month starting on Tuesday. June and September are the only summer months having exactly 30 days, but in September the children would have been in school rather than at the trial. The film is depicting a year when June started on Tuesday. June started on Wednesday in 1932, on Thursday in 1933, on Friday in 1934, on Saturday in 1935, on Monday in 1936 and on Tuesday in 1937, so the film is set from 1936-37 (or else the filmmakers had a different or incorrect calendar). See more »
When the rednecks from Old Sarum arrive at the jail alleyway to lynch Tom Robinson the rear shot of them approaching Atticus shows a very young lout in the group holding a rifle (at 1:02:19 in a light shirt with sleeves rolled to his biceps and no hat), but in all the following shots from the front he's nowhere to be found. See more »
Enough good things can't be said about this movie. It is undoubtedly one of the best and most moving films ever made. No other racial injustice or discriminatory based movie can even compare with "To Kill a Mockingbird". This movie not only makes you sympathize with those who were being discriminated against, but also those who fought for those people. One of the most moving parts of the movie is when Atticus Finch is leaving the court room and Reverend Sykes tells Scout to "stand up your father is passing".
Gregory Peck has always been one of my favorite actors. This is definitely one of my favorite roles that he has ever played, and he does an excellent job at it. Mary Badham and Philip Alford are excellent as Jem and Scout. Mary Badham became the youngest girl to receive an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actress for her role as Scout. Although it had a short time on screen, Robert Duvall's portrayal of "Boo" Radley was one of his very first roles on screen and what better movie than "To Kill a Mockingbird" to kick off your acting career.
A great movie of all times.
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