Saturday, March 20, 2010

12 Angry Men

Just watched, for the first time, the movie Twelve Angry Men, the black and white version produced in 1957.
Wow, that was really good. I love the old movies. Especially the black and white ones.
This movie was full of stars....Henry Fonda (who produced it), Jack Klugman (my man Quincy), Lee J. Cobb, E. G. Marshall, Martin Balsam, Jack Warden, John Fiedler, Edward Binns, Joseph Sweeney, Ed Begley, George Voskovec and Robert Webber.

For those of you who may not have seen the movie, it's basically about:
A jury made up of 12 men as they deliberate the guilt or innocence of a defendant on the basis of reasonable doubt. The story begins after the closing arguments have been presented to the judge. The question they are deciding is whether the defendant, a teenage boy from a city slum, murdered his father. The jury is further instructed that a guilty verdict will be accompanied by a mandatory death sentence.
The plot of the film revolves around their difficulty in reaching a unanimous verdict, mainly due to several of the jurors' personal prejudices.

(this info came from Wikipedia)

Anyhoo, I highly recommend this movie which, BTW, you can find on Youtube, of course.

Here's the movie trailer:

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