Not Rated | | Crime, Drama
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.
Mary Badham, the youngest at age nine to receive an Oscar nomination (for Best Actress in a Supporting Role), lost to 14-year-old Patty Duke for The Miracle Worker (1962). Both films are based on women who were born in small towns in Alabama.
Sheriff Heck Tate:
Didn't you know your daddy's the best shot in this county?
At the beginning of the film (at 0:02:36), a penny in the cigar box dated 1960 is shown in the lower right corner of the screen, while the story is set in the year 1932.
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