Approved | | Crime, Drama
A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.
Henry Fonda disliked watching himself on film, so he did not watch the whole film in the screening room. However, before he walked out, he said quietly to director Sidney Lumet, "Sidney, it's magnificent."
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 ...
During the rainstorm, the juror turns on the light by pushing the switch down. At the end of the movie, as they are exiting the jury room, the light switch is in the up position.
The credits only credit the jurors. All other actors in the film (judge, bailiff, accused, etc.) go uncredited.
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