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Harper Lee (based on her novel "To Kill a Mockingbird")
Horton Foote (screenplay)
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Release Date:
16 March 1963 (USA) See more »
The most beloved and widely read Pulitzer Prize Winner now comes vividly alive on the screen! See more »
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his kids against prejudice. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Won 3 Oscars. Another 14 wins & 12 nominations See more »
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An utterly moving film, made perfect by the outstanding performance of Gregory Peck. Must see See more (423 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gregory Peck ... Atticus Finch
John Megna ... Dill Harris

Frank Overton ... Sheriff Heck Tate

Rosemary Murphy ... Maudie Atkinson

Ruth White ... Mrs. Dubose

Brock Peters ... Tom Robinson
Estelle Evans ... Calpurnia

Paul Fix ... Judge Taylor

Collin Wilcox Paxton ... Mayella Violet Ewell (as Collin Wilcox)
James Anderson ... Bob Ewell

Alice Ghostley ... Aunt Stephanie Crawford

Robert Duvall ... Boo Radley

William Windom ... Mr. Gilmer - Prosecutor
Crahan Denton ... Walter Cunningham Sr.

Richard Hale ... Nathan Radley

Mary Badham ... Scout

Phillip Alford ... Jem
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
R.L. Armstrong ... Man (uncredited)

Bobby Barber ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Danny Borzage ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
John Breen ... Juror (uncredited)
Jess Cavin ... Juror (uncredited)
Steve Condit ... Walter Cunningham Jr. (uncredited)
David Crawford ... David Robinson (uncredited)
Jamie Forster ... Hiram Townsend - Courthouse Steps (uncredited)
Charles Fredericks ... Court Clerk (uncredited)
Jester Hairston ... Spence Robinson - Tom's Father (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Kim Hamilton ... Helen Robinson - Tom's Wife (uncredited)
Kim Hector ... Cecil Jacobs (uncredited)
Michael Jeffers ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Dick Johnstone ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Colin Kenny ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Nancy Marshall ... Schoolteacher (uncredited)
Paulene Myers ... Jesse - Dubose Servant Girl (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Gil Perkins ... Man in Mob (uncredited)
Joe Ploski ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Hugh Sanders ... Dr. Reynolds (uncredited)
Barry Seltzer ... Schoolboy (uncredited)

Kim Stanley ... Scout as an Adult - Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Jay Sullivan ... Court Reporter (uncredited)
Kelly Thordsen ... Burly Mob Member (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Man Leaving Courtroom (uncredited)
Max Wagner ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Bill Walker ... Reverend Sykes (uncredited)

Dan White ... Mob Leader (uncredited)
Guy Wilkerson ... Jury Foreman (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Mulligan 
Writing credits
Harper Lee (based on her novel "To Kill a Mockingbird")

Horton Foote (screenplay)

Produced by
Alan J. Pakula .... producer
Original Music by
Elmer Bernstein 
Cinematography by
Russell Harlan (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Aaron Stell (film editor)
Art Direction by
Henry Bumstead 
Alexander Golitzen (uncredited)
Set Decoration by
Oliver Emert (set decorations)
Costume Design by
Rosemary Odell 
Makeup Department
Larry Germain .... hair stylist
Bud Westmore .... makeup
Frank Prehoda .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Lavaughn Speer .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Edward Muhl .... in charge of production
Ernest B. Wehmeyer .... production manager
Dick Gallegly .... assistant production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph E. Kenney .... assistant director (as Joseph Kenny)
Terry Morse Jr. .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Charles R. Scott Jr. .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Gene Johnson .... illustrator (uncredited)
Fred Knoth .... set coordinator (uncredited)
Frank Nifong .... props (uncredited)
Julius Rosenkrantz .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Corson Jowett .... sound
Waldon O. Watson .... sound
Charlie Cohn .... sound (uncredited)
James Curtis .... sound (uncredited)
James V. Swartz .... sound (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Don Wolz .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Andrew Bonello .... automated image processing (restored version) (uncredited)
Carole Cowley .... digital mastering restoration producer (uncredited)
Sophia Lo .... digital restoration: Cinesite (uncredited)
Monty Phillips .... digital artist (digital restoration) (uncredited)
Antonio Torres .... digital artist: digital restoration, Cinesite (restored version) (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
William Egan .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Léo L. Fuchs .... still photographer (uncredited)
Carl Gibson .... grip (uncredited)
Rollie Lane .... still photographer (uncredited)
Bill Neff .... gaffer (uncredited)
Frank Stanley .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Jack Whitman .... camera operator (uncredited)
Walter Woodworth .... grip (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Seth Banks .... wardrobe: men's
John Lucas .... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
Viola Thompson .... wardrobe: women (uncredited)
Editorial Department
J. Terry Williams .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Stephen Frankfurt .... title designer: main titles
Isabel Halliburton .... assistant to producer
Meta Rebner .... script supervisor
Jerry Ansel .... titles assistant (uncredited)
Don Morgan .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Mark Shaw .... titles assistant (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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129 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Iceland:12 | Netherlands:6 | Portugal:M/12 | South Korea:12 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) | USA:Not Rated | USA:Approved (PCA #20267) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating) | West Germany:12 (f)

Did You Know?

After being offered the part of Atticus Finch, Gregory Peck read Harper Lee's novel in one sitting and called Robert Mulligan immediately after to say that he would play the part.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Atticus defines a compromise as "an agreement reached by mutual consent". All agreements are reached by mutual consent. A compromise is specifically reached by mutual concessions.See more »
Older Scout:[narrating] Atticus had promised me he would wear me out if he ever heard of me fightin' any more. I was far too old and too big for such childish things, and the sooner I learned to hold in, the better off everybody would be. I soon forgot... Cecil Jacobs *made* me forget.See more »
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95 out of 115 people found the following review useful.
An utterly moving film, made perfect by the outstanding performance of Gregory Peck. Must see, 11 May 2005
Author: elliexphant

'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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Possibly the most over-rated film ever made. Melon_Blando
Sheriff Tate did not mean what he said........... mark-sawyer
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Very Poorly Made Film From Almost Every Aspect somerelief2-859-146886
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