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12 Angry Men (1957)

Sidney Lumet, 1957

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Twelve Angry Men
Reginald Rose, 1954

12 Angry Men is a movie directed by Sidney Lumet in 1957 and based on the play Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose, first published in 1954. The movie features Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Jack Warden, E.G. Marshall, Martin Balsam, Ed Begley, and others.

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Twelve Angry Men

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Storyline

In the overheated jury room of the New York County Courthouse, a jury prepares to deliberate the case of an 18-year-old impoverished youth accused of stabbing his father to death. The judge instructs them that if there is any reasonable doubt, the jurors are to return a verdict of not guilty; if found guilty, the defendant will receive a death sentence. The verdict must be unanimous.

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Poster of 12 Angry Men, the 1957 movie by Sidney Lumet

Year

1957

Minutes

96

Movie Rate

9.00

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Movie

12 Angry Men

Country: USA

Year: 1957

Length: 1h36m

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Cover of Twelve Angry Men, the 1954 book by Reginald Rose

Year

1954

Pages

73

Book Rate

8.20

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Book

Twelve Angry Men

Country: USA

First published in: 1954

Length: 73 pages

Genre: Play

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Other screen adaptations of the book

2007: 12 (movie by Nikita Mikhalkov)

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