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12 Angry Men

1957 Drama


The defense and the prosecution have rested and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young Spanish-American is guilty or innocent of murdering his father. What begins as an open and shut case soon becomes a mini-drama of each of the jurors' prejudices and preconceptions about the tri...

Directed by

Sidney Lumet

Written by

Reginald Rose (Screenplay)


96 minutes


United States of America




Henry Fonda
as Juror 8
Martin Balsam
as Juror 1
John Fiedler
as Juror 2
Lee J. Cobb
as Juror 3
E.G. Marshall
as Juror 4
Jack Klugman
as Juror 5
Edward Binns
as Juror 6
Jack Warden
as Juror 7


Oscar nomination for Best Picture Reginald Rose Henry Fonda

Oscar nomination for Best Director Sidney Lumet

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Reginald Rose


#5 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#559 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#87 on AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

#72 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire