Approved | | 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.
Screenwriter Horton Foote often took an interest in seeing his plays performed, and had seen a production of The Midnight Caller at The Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City. It was there that he met Robert Duvall, and was impressed by his ability to convincingly play an alcoholic based solely on spending time with and interviewing them, not by any personal experience of substance abuse. Foote and his wife invited Duvall to dinner, and they became friends. Robert Mulligan, upon hiring Foote to write the film, soon came to confide in him many aspects of the production, including his difficulty in casting the role of Boo Radley. It was Foote who suggested Duvall.
There just didn't seem to be anyone or anything Atticus couldn't explain. Though it wasn't a talent that would arouse the admiration of any of our friends, Jem and I had to admit he was very good at that - but that was *all* he was good at... we ...
The law books disappear from the mantelpiece when Scout returns from walking Boo Radley home (at 2:08:17). This would be the bedroom with a fireplace and a woman's photograph on its mantel. The law books were never on the mantel, they were on a dresser (or tall writing desk) beside the bed (at 1:58:26). In some shots, they seemed to be on a mantel (at 2:01:36) because the dresser is cropped off by the bottom of the frame.
introducing / Mary Badham as Scout / Phillip Alford as Jem
$357,549 24 March 2019
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