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), Serpico (1973), 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 preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Martin Balsam

Martin Balsam as Juror 1, the jury foreman, an assistant high school American football coach
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).

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).

Lee J. Cobb

Lee J. Cobb as Juror 3, the main antagonist and most passionate advocate of a guilty verdict throughout the film, the owner of his own messenger service
He is best known for his performances in On the Waterfront (1954), 12 Angry Men (1957), and The Exorcist (1973).

John Fiedler

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

Jack Klugman

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Jack Klugman as Juror 5, a man who grew up in a violent slum, and does not take kindly to insults about his upbringing
He began his career in 1950, and started television and film work with roles in 12 Angry Men (1957) and Cry Terror! (1958).

E. G. Marshall

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E. G. Marshall as Juror 4, a rational, unflappable, self-assured and analytical stock broker
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).

Henry Fonda

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Henry Fonda as Davis, Juror 8; an architect who initially is the only one to vote "not guilty" and openly questions nearly all of the seemingly clear evidence presented against the defendant
Throughout five decades in Hollywood, Fonda cultivated a strong, appealing screen image in such classics as The Ox-Bow Incident, Mister Roberts, and 12 Angry Men.

Joseph Sweeney (actor)

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Joseph Sweeney as McCardle, Juror 9; an observant senior
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.

George Voskovec

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George Voskovec as Juror 11, a European watchmaker and naturalized American citizen who demonstrates strong patriotism
In the US, he is best known for his role as the 11th juror in the 1957 film 12 Angry Men.

Robert Webber

Robert Webber as Juror 12, an easily distracted, indecisive advertising executive
He appeared in dozens of films and television series, roles that included Juror No. 12 in the classic 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

Edward Binns as Juror 6, a tough but principled house painter
Some of his notable roles include playing Juror No. 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.

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 was later made into the 1957 film of the same name.

Jack Warden

Jack Warden as Juror 7, a wisecracking salesman and Yankees fan
Warden's breakthrough film role was Juror No. 7, a salesman who wants a quick decision in a murder case, in 12 Angry Men.

Ed Begley

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Ed Begley as Juror 10, a pushy, loud-mouthed, and bigoted garage owner
Some of his other notable films include Deadline – U.S.A. (1952), 12 Angry Men (1957) as juror #10, The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964), and Wild in the Streets (1968).

Studio One (U.S. 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.
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New York County Courthouse

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In a New York County Courthouse, the judge is instructing a jury who are to deliberate the case of an 18-year-old male from a slum who is on trial for allegedly stabbing his father to death.
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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).

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.

AFI's 10 Top 10

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AFI's 10 Top 10 – No. 2 Courtroom Drama

Golden Bear

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At the 7th Berlin International Film Festival, the film won the Golden Bear Award.