Approved | | Crime, Drama
A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.
All but three minutes of the film was shot inside the bare and confining, sixteen by twenty-four foot "jury room".
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 ...
Henry Fonda's venturing out to buy his own copy of the knife is not considered proper behavior for a jury, and could easily have gotten him ejected if the judge had learned of it.
The credits only credit the jurors. All other actors in the film (judge, bailiff, accused, etc.) go uncredited.
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