Not Rated | | Drama
A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.
Henry Fonda hired Sidney Lumet to direct, because he had extensive experience in television, and had a reputation for staying on schedule, and within a budget.
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 ...
When Juror #8 tests Juror #4's memory of his own past activities, we see him look down at the table for a brief moment. But in the very next shot, he is now looking up at #8.
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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