To Kill a Mockingbird

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"A father must expose his children to a small town's outraged passions… and can only protect them with his love."
  • Approved
  • 1962
  • 2 hr 8 min
  • 8.3  (330,159)
  • 88

To Kill a Mockingbird is a 1962 film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee. The film stars Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch, a small-town lawyer in 1930s Alabama who defends a black man accused of raping a white woman. The story is told from the perspective of Finch's young daughter, Scout (played by Mary Badham), and her brother Jem (played by John Megna) as they navigate the racial tension and prejudice in their town.

The film is a powerful and emotional portrayal of the injustices and inequalities of the Jim Crow South. Peck's performance as Atticus Finch is particularly striking, as he embodies the character's quiet dignity, integrity, and commitment to justice. He delivers some of the film's most memorable lines, including the now-famous quote: "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view...until you climb into his skin and walk around in it."

In addition to Peck's standout performance, the film boasts a strong supporting cast, including Brock Peters as Tom Robinson, the accused man; Estelle Evans as Calpurnia, the Finch family's housekeeper; and Robert Duvall in his feature film debut as the reclusive Boo Radley.

To Kill a Mockingbird is also notable for its stunning cinematography, which captures the beauty and simplicity of rural Alabama. The film's score, composed by Elmer Bernstein, adds to its emotional depth and impact.

While To Kill a Mockingbird is a classic novel and film, its themes of racism, injustice, and social inequality remain just as relevant today. In the words of Atticus Finch, "The one place where a man ought to get a square deal is in a courtroom, be he any color of the rainbow, but people have a way of carrying their resentments right into a jury box. As you grow older, you'll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don't you forget it—whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash."

To Kill a Mockingbird is a timeless masterpiece that continues to inspire and educate audiences about the importance of justice and equality.

To Kill a Mockingbird is a 1962 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 8 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.3 and a MetaScore of 88.

To Kill a Mockingbird
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    2 hr 8 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    8.3  (330,159)
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