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Director:
Writers:
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 »
Genre:
Tagline:
The most beloved and widely read Pulitzer Prize Winner now comes vividly alive on the screen! See more »
Plot:
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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Awards:
Won 3 Oscars. Another 14 wins & 12 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Remarkably Simple and Simply Remarkable Masterpiece! See more (418 total) »

Cast

  (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)
 
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Runtime:
129 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
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?

Trivia:
Mary Badham (Scout) and Gregory Peck (Atticus) became close during filming and kept in contact for the rest of his life. He always called her Scout.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: At the trial, the defense table is set nearest to the jury box. In all US criminal courts, the jury sits on the Prosecution's side of the court room.See more »
Quotes:
Atticus Finch:If you just learn a single trick, Scout, you'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.See more »
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93 out of 118 people found the following review useful.
A Remarkably Simple and Simply Remarkable Masterpiece!, 7 March 2005
Author: shan seehar (shan_seehar@hotmail.com) from Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Very rarely, it happens that movies are made that are very simple in expression but possess monumental appeals and significant life lessons in a style only of the kind of their own that, we can't expect even. This fact is truthfully exemplified in this movie. It's not just a movie or even just a promising story in general, but all it portray's is "Innocence". A girl's recollection of her childhood days which are still at their full bloom in her mind, depicting the innocence of juvenile as well as as adult minds, a period where mostly immature minds become curious to the racial bigotry and sometimes mature minds become its prey and a time when harsh realities of life like intolerance, hatreds, prejudice and adversities of society gradually dawn upon them.

Atticus Finch ( Gregory Peck ) is an absolutely Gentleman Lawyer whose wife has passed away and he has a son and a daughter. A Black man Tom Robinson is wrongly alleged of raping a poor white woman. In fact, he a victim of white woman's effort to hide her guilt by targeting his innocence and utilizing favors of racial attitude of unsocial society towards Negros. Finch decides to defend him on his principles realizing that the narrow minded society will turn against him and so it happened and townspeople started making his life agonizing. The whole story is masterfully out shined by the ingenuousness, purity and innocence of his children with with a unique inspirational interaction with their father.

Boo Readly who lives in the town is mentally retarded and is sidelined by the society. He is a mark of fear and curiosity for children because he is different from others. But he is the one who marks the ultimate climax of this emotionally crafted masterpiece.

It's a must see movie for all ages in all times because it gives many priceless emotional and touching lessons for those who are sincere and perceptive.

A Remarkably Simple and Simply Remarkanble Masterpiece!!!

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