SummaryA behind-closed-doors look at the American legal system as riveting as it is sparse. The iconic adaptation of Reginald Rose's teleplay stars Henry Fonda as the initially dissenting member of a jury of white men ready to pass judgment on a Puerto Rican teenager charged with murdering his father. What results is a saga of epic proportions that plays out in real time over ninety minutes in one sweltering room. One of the most radical big-screen courtroom dramas in cinema history.
|Series||Criterion collection ; 591.|
-- Film adaptations.
Trials (Murder) -- United States -- Drama.
Jury -- United States -- Drama.
Jurors -- United States -- Drama.
Abused children -- United States -- Drama.
Parricide -- United States -- Drama.
Capital punishment -- United States -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| [New York] :Criterion Collection,2011
|Edition||Two-DVD special ed., Widescreen.|
|Other Titles|| Studio One (Television program).
Twelve angry men.
Twelve angry men
Fonda, Henry, 1905-1982.
Lumet, Sidney, 1924-2011.
Cobb, Lee J., 1911-1976.
Begley, Ed, 1901-1970.
Marshall, E. G., 1914-1998.
Balsam, Martin, 1919-1996.
Fiedler, John, 1925-2005.
Binns, Edward, 1916-1990.
Sweeney, Joseph, -1963.
Voskovec, Jiří, 1905-1981.
Webber, Robert, 1924-1989.
Rose, Reginald. Twelve angry men.
Orion-Nova Productions (Firm)
United Artists Corporation.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Ed Begley, E.G. Marshall, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler, Jack Klugman, Edward Binns, Joseph Sweeney, George Voskovec, Robert Webber.
Director of photography, Boris Kaufman ; film editor, Carl Lerner ; music composed and conducted by Kenyon Hopkins ; art director, Robert Markel ; associate producer, George Justin.
English dialogue; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Title from container.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1957.
Based on the television drama of the same title by Reginald Rose.
Special features: Disc 2. "The television version" directed by Franklin J. Schaffner's, introduction by Ron Simon (Sept. 26, 1954); "12 angry men: from television to the big screen" interview with film scholar Vance Kepley.Theatrical trailer. Disc 2. archival interviews with Lumet; new interview about the director with writer Walter Bernstein; new interview with Simon about television writer Reginald Rose; new interview with cinematographer John Bailey; "Tragedy in a small town" a 1956 teleplay directed by Lumet and written by Rose. Booklet: "Lumet's faces" essay by Thane Rosenbaum.
DVD; region 1; NTSC; widescreen (1.66:1) presentation; mono.
National Film Registry selection, 2007.
2 videodiscs (96 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (20 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm)