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 the...
Many shots of the jurors' watches are inconsistent with "film time".
The credits only credit the jurors. All other actors in the film (judge, bailiff, accused, etc.) go uncredited.