A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.

Director:

Sidney Lumet

Writers:

Reginald Rose (story), Reginald Rose (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Martin Balsam ... Juror 1
John Fiedler ... Juror 2
Lee J. Cobb ... Juror 3
E.G. Marshall ... Juror 4
Jack Klugman ... Juror 5
Edward Binns ... Juror 6
Jack Warden ... Juror 7
Henry Fonda ... Juror 8
Joseph Sweeney Joseph Sweeney ... Juror 9
Ed Begley ... Juror 10
George Voskovec ... Juror 11
Robert Webber ... Juror 12
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Storyline

The defense and the prosecution have rested, and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young man is guilty or innocent of murdering his father. What begins as an open-and-shut case of murder soon becomes a detective story that presents a succession of clues creating doubt, and a mini-drama of each of the jurors' prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, AND each other. Based on the play, all of the action takes place on the stage of the jury room. Written by pjk <PETESID@VNET.IBM.COM>

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Taglines:

...it explodes like twelve sticks of dynamite! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

Henry Fonda was asked by United Artists to make this film, so he did it as both actor and producer. He was, however, very frustrated at being a producer, and decided never to do so again. See more »

Goofs

Whilst the dialog indicates that it is after 6 PM when the jurors are in the jury room, when they leave the courthouse, the shadows indicate that it is clearly closer to noon. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Man in corridor: You did a wonderful job, wonderful job!
Judge: To continue, you've listened to a long and complex case, murder in the first degree. Premeditated murder is the most serious charge tried in our criminal courts. You've listened to the testimony, you've had the law read to you and interpreted as it applies in this case, it's now your duty to sit down and try to separate the facts from the fancy. One man is dead, another man's life is at stake, if there's a reasonable doubt in your minds as to ...
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Crazy Credits

The credits only credit the jurors. All other actors in the film (judge, bailiff, accused, etc.) go uncredited. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Dance of the Cuckoos
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Music by Marvin Hatley
Portion whistled by Jack Warden
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Dont judge by the age!
31 January 2020 | by henriquelrfSee all my reviews

For a while I was not very receptive to watching films that were too old. I always thought it would be difficult to get involved in the context, I couldn't be more wrong! 12 angry men, is a great example of how a simple film can do magic with good actors, and what great actors they are!


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Twelve Angry Men See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$955
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Orion-Nova Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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