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.

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  1. Harper Lee

    Author, Screenplay

  2. Horton Foote


  3. Robert Mulligan


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  1. Gregory Peck

    Gregory Peck

    Atticus Finch

  2. John Megna

    John Megna

    Charles Baker 'Dill' Harris

  3. Frank Overton

    Frank Overton

    Sheriff Heck Tate

  4. Rosemary Murphy

    Rosemary Murphy

    Maudie Atkinson

  5. Ruth White

    Ruth White

    Mrs. Dubose

  6. Brock Peters

    Brock Peters

    Tom Robinson

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 9m

Budget $2,000,000.00

Revenue $13,129,846.00

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Release Information

  • December 25, 1962



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