Not Rated | | Drama
A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.
Lee J. Cobb's character insults Juror #12 by calling him "the boy in the gray flannel suit". One year before the release of this film, Cobb starred in The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956), which also featured Joseph Sweeney (Juror #9).
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 ...
Juror #9 reveals that be had noticed that a key witness that testified seeing the murder from afar when awakened in bed, had marks on her nose typically left by eye glasses, raising reasonable doubt the truthfulness of her testimony. In his subsequent line of questioning with the be-speckled Juror #4, Juror #9 then mentions he has 20/20 vision. Yet, upon subsequent close-ups, Juror #9 clearly has the same marks on his nose that the witness and Juror #4 had, indicating that he also wears glasses, invalidating his earlier claim of 20/20 vision.
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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