12 Angry Men is a 1957 American drama film adapted from a teleplay of the same name by Reginald Rose. Directed by Sidney Lumet, the film tells the story of a jury made up of 12 men as they deliberate the guilt or acquittal of a defendant on the basis of reasonable doubt. In the United States , a verdict in most criminal trials by jury must be unanimous. The film is notable for its almost exclusive use of one set: with the exception of the film's opening, which begins outside on the steps of the courthouse and ends with the jury's final instructions before retiring, a brief final scene on the...
|Release date:||April 10, 1957|
|Directed by:||Sidney Lumet|
|Producer:||Henry Fonda, Reginald Rose|
|Music by:||Kenyon Hopkins|
|Screenplay by:||Reginald Rose|
|Adapted from:||Twelve Angry Men|