Approved | | Crime, Drama
A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.
Theatrical directorial debut of Sidney Lumet.
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 ...
At the end of the film there is a shot from inside the cloakroom as Henry Fonda removes a coat from the hanger rod. As the camera tracks forward into the jury room, the hanger rod rises up out of the shot; the crew must have been lifting it out of the way to let the camera pass through.
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.
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