12 Angry Men (1957) (SC)
Release Date: November 22, 2011.
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12 Angry Men, directed by Sidney Lumet, may be the most radical courtroom drama in cinema history. A behind-closed-doors look at the American legal system that is as riveting as it is spare, this iconic adaptation of Reginald Rose's teleplay stars Henry Fonda as the dissenting member on a jury of white men ready to pass judgment on a Puerto Rican teenager charged with murdering his father. The result is a saga of epic proportions that plays out over a tense afternoon in one sweltering room, and an electrifying snapshot of 1950s America on the verge of change. -- (C) MGM Studios/The Criterion Collection, 1957, USA.
Starring Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Ed Begley, E.G. Marshall, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler, Jack Klugman, Edward Binns, Joseph Sweeney, George Voskovec, Robert Webber.
Directed by Sidney Lumet.
Genre/Subject: Crime, Drama, Law, Classics.
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