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 courtroom is a re-creation of the interior of the Monroe County Courthouse in Monroeville, Alabama, Harper Lee's hometown. Prior to filming, Production Designers travelled to Monroeville, took photographs and measurements, and created a near duplicate on a soundstage at Universal Studios. It won Art Directors Alexander Golitzen and Henry Bumstead and Set Decorator Oliver Emert the Academy Award for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White, 1963.
Listen, no matter what she says to you, don't answer her back. There's a Confederate pistol in her lap under her shawl and she'll kill you quick as look at you. Come on.
When the rednecks from Old Sarum arrive at the jail alleyway to lynch Tom Robinson the rear shot of them approaching Atticus shows a very young lout in the group holding a rifle (at 1:02:19 in a light shirt with sleeves rolled to his biceps and no hat), but in all the following shots from the front he's nowhere to be found.
introducing / Mary Badham as Scout / Phillip Alford as Jem
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