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.
Horton Foote was initially reluctant to adapt the novel into a screenplay, as he felt that he would be unable to do it justice.
I remember when my daddy gave me that gun. He told me that I should never point it at anything in the house; and that he'd rather I'd shoot at tin cans in the backyard. But he said that sooner or later he supposed the temptation to go after birds ...
The license plate on Atticus Finch's car changes. At first it is 709-865 as Atticus backs his car out of the garage (0:44:20) for his first visit to Helen Robinson; and again (1:47:40) as he approaches the garage for the second trip. The plate is not seen during the first visit at the Robinson house, but when he reaches there the second time (1:47:57), it is 369-883.
The title is revealed in a child's crayon rubbing.