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To Kill a Mockingbird

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In Theaters: December 25, 1962

Drama, Other | 2h 9m

To Kill a Mockingbird

In the critically-acclaimed movie To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout Finch (Mary Badham, who received an Academy Award nomination) and her brother Jem (Phillip Alford) live a quiet life in the town of Maycomb, Alabama in the 1930s. They get up to all kinds of mischief with their friend, Dill (John Megna), including trying to get a glimpse of their mysterious neighbor Boo Radley (Robert Duvall), about whom they've heard many rumors.

Their father, attorney Atticus Finch (Gregory Peck, who won both a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for his work in the movie), although a kind and calm father, has never seemed extraordinary to them.

That is, until he decides to defend Tom Robinson (Brock Peters), a black man accused of raping a white woman (Collin Wilcox). The bigoted townspeople would rather lynch the accused than try him.

While Atticus tries the case, his inquisitive children learn a hard and unforgettable lesson in justice, morality, and prejudice.

Based on the best-selling novel by Harper Lee.

Cast: Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Philip Alford, Brock Peters, Robert Duvall, John Megna, Estelle Evans, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy, Ruth White, Paul Fix, Alice Ghostley, William Windom, Collin Wilcox Paxton, James Anderson
Director: Robert Mulligan
Studio: Universal International
Producer(s): Alan J. Pakula
Writer(s): Horton Foote