To Kill A Mockingbird Based on the Novel by Harper Lee Braden Miller
The Cast Characters Director: Robert Mulligan Writers: Harper Lee (Novel) Horton Foote (Screenplay) • Gregory Peck – Atticus Finch • Mary Badham – Scout • Phillip Alford – Jem • John Megna – Charles Baker “Dill” Harris • Frank Overton – Sheriff Heck Tate • Brock Peters – Tom Robinson
Film Summary Gregory Peck (Atticus Finch) is a Southern lawyer who defends a black man accused of rape. The way in which it captures a time, a place, and above all, a mood, makes this film a masterpiece. The setting is a dusty Southern town during the Depression. A white woman accuses a black man of rape. Though he is obviously innocent, the outcome of his trial is such a foregone conclusion that no lawyer will step forward to defend him – except Atticus Finch, the town’s most distinguished citizen. His compassionate defense costs him many friendships but ears his the respect and admiration of his motherless children.
Reviews “Harper Lee’s highly regarded first novel has been artfully and delicately translated to the screen.” -James Berardinelli “To Kill a Mockingbird is a time capsule, preserving hopes and sentiments from a kinder, gentler, more naïve America…” -Roger Ebert Ratings IMDB: 8.5 out of 10 RottenToms: 8 out of 10 Me: 9 out of 10
Fun Facts: America in 1962 Top Movies of 1962 To Kill a Mockingbird Lawrence of Arabia Manchurian Candidate Dr. No The Miracle Worker The Music Man • Stamp: $0.04 • Income: $7,550/yr • Gallon of Gas: $0.31 • New Car: $2,500 • Minimum Wage: $1.25/hr US President: John F. Kennedy NBA Champions: Boston Celtics Marliyn Monroe dies in 1962