12 Angry Men (U)

Director Sidney Lumet. 1957 Crime/Drama in Black & White


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.

Starring Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam


Flick Advisor (comments from our film promoters)

I had forgotten how much of a thinking persons film this is. It definitely stands the test of time.