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.
Robert Duvall stayed out of the sun for six weeks and dyed his hair blonde for the role of Arthur "Boo" Radley, who, according to the story, spent much of his life as a recluse. The character of Radley is based in part on Harper Lee's recollection of Alfred "Son" Bouleware, who lived with his parents in a dilapidated, mostly boarded-up house just a few doors away from the Lee house. His father kept him confined to the house after young Alfred was involved in an incident of vandalism. Described in the book and in the movie as leaving the house only at night, because the sun hurt his eyes, this might suggest that Boo Radley suffered from Albinism (lack of pigment in the skin, in the hair and in the irises of the eyes).
I was sittin' on the porch, and he come along. Uh, there's this old chifforobe in the yard, and I-I said, 'You come in here, boy, and bust up this chifforobe, and I'll give you a nickel.' So he-he come on in the yard and I go in the house to get him...
Atticus:"Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it." later Scout misquotes her father: Scout: "...One time Atticus said you never really knew a man until you stood in his shoes and walked around in them."
introducing / Mary Badham as Scout / Phillip Alford as Jem
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