Overview

In a small Alabama town in the 1930s, scrupulously honest and highly respected lawyer, Atticus Finch puts his career on the line when he agrees to represent Tom Robinson, a black man accused of rape. The trial and the events surrounding it are seen through the eyes of Finch's six-year-old daughter, Scout. While Robinson's trial gives the movie its momentum, there are plenty of anecdotal occurrences before and after the court date: Scout's ever-strengthening bond with older brother, Jem, her friendship with precocious young Dill Harris, her father's no-nonsense reactions to such life-and-death crises as a rampaging mad dog, and especially Scout's reactions to, and relationship with, Boo Radley, the reclusive 'village idiot' who turns out to be her salvation when she is attacked by a venomous bigot.

  1. Harper Lee

    Author, Screenplay

  2. Horton Foote

    Screenplay

  3. Robert Mulligan

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Gregory Peck

    Gregory Peck

    Atticus Finch

  2. Brock Peters

    Brock Peters

    Tom Robinson

  3. James Anderson

    James Anderson

    Bob Ewell

  4. Mary Badham

    Mary Badham

    Jean Louise 'Scout' Finch

  5. Phillip Alford

    Phillip Alford

    Jeremy 'Jem' Finch

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Status Released

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  • December 25, 1962
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 2h 9m

Budget $2,000,000.00

Revenue $13,129,846.00

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