12 Angry Men (1957 film)

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12 Angry Men is a 1957 American courtroom drama film directed by Sidney Lumet, adapted from a teleplay of the same name by Reginald Rose.wikipedia
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Sidney Lumet

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12 Angry Men is a 1957 American courtroom drama film directed by Sidney Lumet, adapted from a teleplay of the same name by Reginald Rose.
He was nominated five times for the Academy Award: four for Best Director for 12 Angry Men (1957), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Network (1976), and The Verdict (1982) and one for Best Adapted Screenplay for Prince of the City (1981).

National Film Registry

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In 2007, the film was selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Martin Balsam

He is best known for a number of renowned film roles, including detective Milton Arbogast in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960), Arnold Burns in A Thousand Clowns (1965) (for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor), Juror #1 in 12 Angry Men (1957), and Mr. Green in The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974), as well as for his role as Murray Klein in the television sitcom Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983).

Lee J. Cobb

He is best known for his performances in On the Waterfront (1954), 12 Angry Men (1957), and The Exorcist (1973).

John Fiedler

Among his best-known roles are the nervous Juror #2 in 12 Angry Men (1957); the benign-seeming gentleman who tries to prevent the Younger family from moving into a whites-only neighbourhood in A Raisin in the Sun (1961); the voice of Piglet in Disney's Winnie-the-Pooh productions; Vinnie, one of Oscar's poker buddies in the film The Odd Couple (1968); the government official who gets possessed by the spirit of Jack the Ripper on the Star Trek episode "Wolf in the Fold" (1967), and Mr. Emil Peterson, the hen-pecked husband on The Bob Newhart Show.

Jack Klugman

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He began his career in 1950, and started television and film work with roles in 12 Angry Men (1957) and Cry Terror! (1958).

Twelve Angry Men (Westinghouse Studio One)

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12 Angry Men is a 1957 American courtroom drama film directed by Sidney Lumet, adapted from a teleplay of the same name by Reginald Rose.
Initially staged as a CBS live production on September 20, 1954, the drama was later rewritten for the stage in 1955 under the same title and again for a feature film, 12 Angry Men (1957).

E. G. Marshall

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Among his film roles he is perhaps best known as the unflappable, conscientious "Juror #4" in Sidney Lumet's courtroom drama 12 Angry Men (1957).

Reginald Rose

12 Angry Men is a 1957 American courtroom drama film directed by Sidney Lumet, adapted from a teleplay of the same name by Reginald Rose. Reginald Rose's screenplay for 12 Angry Men was initially produced for television (starring Robert Cummings as Juror 8), and was broadcast live on the CBS program Studio One in September 1954.
The play later was made into the 1957 film of the same name.

Ed Begley

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He won an Academy Award for his performance in the film Sweet Bird of Youth in 1962 and appeared in such classics as 12 Angry Men and the Unsinkable Molly Brown.

Joseph Sweeney (actor)

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His most famous role was as the elderly Juror #9 in the 1957 film 12 Angry Men, the role he originated in a 1954 Westinghouse Studio One live teleplay of which the film was an adaptation.

Henry Fonda

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The American Film Institute named Juror 8, played by Henry Fonda, 28th in a list of the 50 greatest movie heroes of the 20th century.
In 1957 he starred as Juror No.8, the hold-out juror, in 12 Angry Men, a critical success and now regarded as a seminal film.

George Voskovec

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In the US, he is best known for his role as the 11th juror in the 1957 film 12 Angry Men.

Legal drama

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12 Angry Men is a 1957 American courtroom drama film directed by Sidney Lumet, adapted from a teleplay of the same name by Reginald Rose.
Legal dramas in American film has an extensive history stemming from as early as the 1908 film, Falsely Accused! The 1950s and 1960s presented a number of legal drama films including, 12 Angry Men (1957), Witness for the Prosecution (1957), I Want to Live! (1958), Anatomy of a Murder (1959), The Young Philadelphians (1959), Compulsion (1959), Inherit the Wind (1960), Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), and To Kill a Mockingbird (1962).

Edward Binns

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6 in Sidney Lumet's directorial debut 12 Angry Men (1957) and Lieutenant General Walter Bedell Smith in the Academy Award-winning film Patton (1970) starring George C. Scott.

Jack Warden

7, a salesman who wants a quick decision in a murder case, in 12 Angry Men.

Studio One (American TV series)

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Reginald Rose's screenplay for 12 Angry Men was initially produced for television (starring Robert Cummings as Juror 8), and was broadcast live on the CBS program Studio One in September 1954.
Reginald Rose's drama "Twelve Angry Men", about the conflicts of jurors deciding a murder case, originated on Studio One on September 20, 1954; and the 1957 motion picture remake with Henry Fonda was nominated for three Academy Awards.

Chelsea Studios

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It was staged at Chelsea Studios in New York City.

Boris Kaufman

Lumet stated that his intention in using these techniques with cinematographer Boris Kaufman was to create a nearly palpable claustrophobia.
Kaufman was director of photography for Sidney Lumet's first film, 12 Angry Men (1957), and The Pawnbroker (1964).

New York County Courthouse

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In a mid-1950s New York County Courthouse, a visibly bored judge instructs a jury about to deliberate the case of an 19-year-old from a slum on trial for allegedly stabbing his father to death that if there is any reasonable doubt, the jurors are to return a verdict of not guilty.

7th Berlin International Film Festival

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At the 7th Berlin International Film Festival, the film won the Golden Bear Award.
The Golden Bear was awarded to the American film 12 Angry Men directed by Sidney Lumet.

List of films with a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes

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, the film holds a 100% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 50 reviews, with a weighted average of 8.98/10.

AFI's 100 Years...100 Heroes & Villains

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The American Film Institute named Juror 8, played by Henry Fonda, 28th in a list of the 50 greatest movie heroes of the 20th century.