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To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 16 March 1963 (USA)
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Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.



(based on her novel "To Kill a Mockingbird"), (screenplay)
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Top Rated Movies #83 | Won 3 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Estelle Evans ...
Mayella Violet Ewell (as Collin Wilcox)
Mr. Gilmer - Prosecutor
Crahan Denton ...
Walter Cunningham Sr.
Nathan Radley


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 grantss

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Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

16 March 1963 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Matar a un ruiseñor  »

Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


After being offered the character role of "Atticus Finch", Gregory Peck quickly read Harper Lee's novel in one sitting and called Robert Mulligan immediately after, to say that he would gladly play the very role. See more »


When Bob Ewell testifies he says he saw Tom Robinson running out the front door (at 1:12:46). When Mayella Ewell testifies she says (at 1:17:06) when she came to, her father was standing over her yelling who done it? Both stories can't be true. But neither Atticus Finch nor anybody else points this out. See more »


Calpurnia: That boy is your company. And if he wants to eat up that tablecloth, you let him, you hear? And if you can't act fit to eat like folks, you can just set here and eat in the kitchen.
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Crazy Credits

The title is revealed in a child's crayon rubbing. See more »


Referenced in Pretty Persuasion (2005) See more »

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enough can't be said
11 April 2002 | by (Nebraska) – See all my reviews

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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