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?
In the very beginning of the film, the adult Scout's narrates, "Maycomb was a tired, old town, even in 1932 when I first knew it." Moments later, she goes on to say that "Maycomb County had recently been told that it had nothing to fear but fear itself" (at 0:03:47) in clear reference to Franklin D. Roosevelt's first inaugural address. Roosevelt, however, did not deliver this speech until March 4, 1933.
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The Miracle Worker
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