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.
Writer Harper Lee owned a percentage of the production, and spent about three weeks on the production set at Universal Studios.
I'm real sorry they picked you to defend that nigger that raped my Mayella. I don't know why I didn't kill him myself instead of goin' to the sheriff. That would have saved you and the sheriff and the taxpayers lots of trouble...
In the very beginning of the film, the adult Scout's narrates, "Maycomb was a tired, old town, even in 1932 when I first knew it." Moments later, she goes on to say that "Maycomb County had recently been told that it had nothing to fear but fear itself" (at 0:03:47) in clear reference to Franklin D. Roosevelt's first inaugural address. Roosevelt, however, did not deliver this speech until March 4, 1933.
The title is revealed in a child's crayon rubbing.
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