Not Rated | | Crime, Drama
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.
The character of Dill was based on Truman Capote, who had been a childhood friend of Harper Lee, when he was sent to live with relatives in Lee's hometown each summer. Capote, in turn, based one of his characters in his literary work "Other Voices, Other Rooms" upon his ... ...
Jem: Hey yourself.
Dill Harris: I'm Charles Baker Harris. I can read. I can read anything you've got.
Dill Harris: Folks call me Dill.
Jem: How old are you? Four and a half?
Dill Harris: Going on seven.
Jem: Well, no wonder then. Scout's been readin' since she was born, and she's not even six yet....
When Atticus shoots the mad dog, it is obvious its hind legs are jerked from under it to make it fall (at 0:43:08).
The title is revealed in a child's crayon rubbing.
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