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The jury in a New York City murder trial is frustrated by a single member whose skeptical caution forces them to more carefully consider the evidence before jumping to a hasty verdict.

  • Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 17 wins & 10 nominations.
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Juror 1
Juror 2
Juror 3
Juror 4
Juror 5
Juror 6
Juror 7
Juror 8
Joseph Sweeney ...
Juror 9
Juror 10
Juror 11
Juror 12
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Judge (uncredited)
Tom Gorman ...
Stenographer (uncredited)
James Kelly ...
Guard (uncredited)
Court Clerk (uncredited)
John Savoca ...
The Accused (uncredited)
Walter Stocker ...
Man Waiting for Elevator (uncredited)

Directed by

Sidney Lumet

Written by

Reginald Rose ... (story)
Reginald Rose ... (screenplay)

Produced by

Henry Fonda ... producer
George Justin ... associate producer
Reginald Rose ... producer

Music by

Kenyon Hopkins

Cinematography by

Boris Kaufman ... director of photography

Film Editing by

Carl Lerner

Art Direction by

Bob Markell ... (as Robert Markel)

Makeup Department

Herman Buchman ... makeup

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Don Kranze ... assistant director (as Donald Kranze)

Sound Department

James A. Gleason ... sound
Al Gramaglia ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

Saul Midwall ... operative cameraman
Muky ... still photographer (uncredited)

Music Department

Kenyon Hopkins ... conductor

Script and Continuity Department

Faith Hubley ... script supervisor (as Faith Elliott)
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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Life Is In Their Hands -- Death Is On Their Minds! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Twelve Angry Men (United States)
  • Douze Hommes en colère (France)
  • 12 Hommes en colère (France)
  • Die zwölf Geschworenen (Germany)
  • 12 hombres sin piedad (Spain)
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  • 96 min
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Budget $350,000 (estimated)

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Trivia At the beginning of the film, the cameras are all positioned above eye level and mounted with wide-angle lenses to give the appearance of greater distance between the subjects. As the film progresses the cameras slip down to eye level. By the end of the film, nearly all of it is shot below eye level, in close-up and with telephoto lenses to increase the encroaching sense of claustrophobia. See more »
Goofs Within the last half hour of the movie, the clock on the wall in the jury room can be seen indicating 6:15. Several minutes later, E.G. Marshall states that it is "a quarter after six". Several minutes after that, the wall clock is seen again, but still shows 6:15. Still later, when Lee J. Cobb leans over the table after he tears up the snapshot from his wallet, his watch can be seen indicating 5:10. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Voskovec & Werich - paralelní osudy (2012). See more »
Soundtracks Dance of the Cuckoos See more »
Crazy Credits At the end of the film, the actors are billed in order of their juror numbers; thus Henry Fonda, although the star of the film, appears 8th. See more »
Quotes Juror #8: Let me ask you this: Do you really think the boy'd shout out a thing like that so the whole neighborhood could hear him? I don't think so - he's much too bright for that.
Juror #10: Bright? He's a common ignorant slob. He don't even speak good English.
Juror #11: [who has a foreign accent] He *doesn't* speak good English.
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