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
Mary Badham was the only Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominee that year that was from a Best Picture nominated film. See more »
Early in the film Scout asks Jem how old they were when their mother died. Jem says Scout was two years old and he was six. Scout asks, "the age I am now?", and Jem responds "yes". So according to this scene Scout is six, and Jem is four years older, or ten years old. However when the Sheriff comes to investigate Mr. Yule's death and the attack upon Jem, Atticus says he cannot remember if Jem was twelve or thirteen years old. See more »
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.
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The title is revealed in a child's crayon rubbing. See more »
An utterly moving film, made perfect by the outstanding performance of Gregory Peck. Must see
'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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