Approved | | Crime, Drama
A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.
Henry Fonda, who symbolically wears white throughout the film, personally asked Sidney Lumet to direct the movie adaptation, having been impressed with his work on the television shows Studio One in Hollywood (1948) and The Alcoa Hour (1955).
Man in corridor:
You did a wonderful job, wonderful job!
Judge: To continue, you've listened to a long and complex case, murder in the first degree. Premeditated murder is the most serious charge tried in our criminal courts. You've listened to the testimony, you've had ...
Juror 7 takes his coat off early in the film as does many of the rest of the characters. However, when the knife is summoned into the Jury Room and Juror 4 leans in and flicks it open, the very next shot is the reaction of Juror 8 sitting at the table. You can now see the partial body of Juror 7 sitting next to Juror 8 with his coat on.
The credits only credit the jurors. All other actors in the film (judge, bailiff, accused, etc.) go uncredited.
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