Not Rated | | Drama
A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.
Because the film failed to make a profit, Henry Fonda never received his deferred salary. Despite this setback, he always regarded this film as one of the three best he ever made. The others being The Grapes of Wrath (1940) and The Ox-Bow Incident (1943).
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 ...
Every time Juror #8 discusses about the evidence and witness testimonies, Juror #3 constantly threatens him. Juror #8 never does anything about it and continues on. In real life, he would have spoken up and contacted the authorities and the judge.
The credits only credit the jurors. All other actors in the film (judge, bailiff, accused, etc.) go uncredited.
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