Not Rated | | Drama
A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.
According to Jack Klugman (Juror #5) in the making-of documentary on the Special Edition DVD, his character was supposed to be about twenty to twenty-one years old and olive complected (possibly Italian), thereby giving more weight to his speech about being a "slum kid", and having a knowledge of switchblade knives. Klugman wasn't sure he was right for the part, given that he was thirty-five at the time, and is Caucasian, but he was reassured by Sidney Lumet that it would still work.
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 4 is shown with a newspaper early in the film. When people are called for jury duty, they are explicitly told not to bring in local newspapers as reading material, as this could possibly give them bias in the case, should there be articles about it.
The credits only credit the jurors. All other actors in the film (judge, bailiff, accused, etc.) go uncredited.
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