Not Rated | | Drama
A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.
For many years, only the first half of the kinescope of the television version of the play was broadcast live on September 20, 1954 (Studio One in Hollywood: Twelve Angry Men (1954)) was thought to survive, and had been in the possession of the Museum of Television and Radio since 1976. In 2003 a complete 16mm kinescope was discovered in the collection of Samuel Leibowitz (former defense attorney and judge) and was also acquired by the museum.
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 ...
After the men begin taking their seats at the beginning of the movie, the camera pans over to Juror #8 staring out the window. The shift in perspective as the camera moves towards him makes the building props in the background very obvious.
At the end of the film, the actors are billed in order of their juror numbers; thus Henry Fonda, although the star of the film, appears 8th.
See what TV shows editors are excited about this month and check out our guide to Star Wars, video games, and more.