Martin Balsam, John Fiedler, Lee J. Cobb, E.G. Marshall
Sidney Lumet (Director), Reginald Rose (Screenplay), Reginald Rose (Story)
Release: Apr. 10th, 1957
Runtime: 1 hour, 36 minutes
The defense and the prosecution have rested and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young Spanish-American is guilty or innocent of murdering his father. What begins as an open and shut case soon becomes a mini-drama of each of the jurors' prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and each other.
The real key to 12 Angry Men's success is Reginald Rose's tightly-wound script, which provides all the jurors [who seem to be heading, shall we say, due west] with flaws and personalities and then as it slowly reveals all of the people we've never seen in the film (those mentioned or testifying duri....