About

Scout Finch, 6, and her older brother Jem live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time with their friend Dill and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley. When Atticus, their widowed father and a respected lawyer, defends a black man named Tom Robinson against fabricated rape charges, the trial and tangent events expose the children to evils of racism and ster...

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Directed by

Robert Mulligan

Written by

Horton Foote (Screenplay)
Harper Lee (Novel)

Runtime

129 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The rare film story of a father who must expose his children to a small town's outraged passions… and can only protect them with his love.

Cast

Keywords

sibling relationship based on novel or book isolation farm worker 1930s court socially deprived family child court case becoming an adult alabama tree house intolerance black people arbitrary law right and justice wrong accusal exclusion defence based on young adult novel

Photos

Lists

#96 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

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

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

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

Awards

Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role Gregory Peck

Oscar for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Horton Foote

Oscar for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White Henry Bumstead Oliver Emert Alexander Golitzen

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role Mary Badham