12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men

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  • Sidney Lumet


  • Henry Fonda
  • Lee J. Cobb
  • Martin Balsam
  • E. G. Marshall
  • Jack Klugman
  • Jack Marshall

The jury in a New York City murder trial is frustrated by a single member whose skeptical caution forces them to more carefully consider the evidence before jumping to a hasty verdict.

    Following the closing arguments in a murder trial, the 12 members of the jury must deliberate, with a guilty verdict meaning death for the accused, an inner-city teen. As the dozen men try to reach a unanimous decision while sequestered in a room, one juror (Henry Fonda) casts considerable doubt on elements of the case. Personal issues soon rise to the surface, and conflict threatens to derail the delicate process that will decide one boy's fate

    Photo credit: United Artists

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