A summary of the anonymous characters helps to flesh out their characters and backgrounds. You are faced with a grave responsibility. He is polite and makes a point of speaking with proper English grammar.
Jurors 12 and 1 then change their votes, leaving only three dissenters: A house painter, tough, but principled and respectful. Juror 5 then changes his vote.
He is the fourth to vote "not guilty"; played by George Voskovec.
The main antagonist and most passionate advocate of a guilty verdict throughout the film, due to having a poor relationship with his own son. Even in the 50s, it would have been unlikely to have an all-male, all-white jury.
A rational, unflappable, self-assured and analytical stock broker who is concerned only with the facts, and is appalled by the bigotry of Juror Jurors 10 Ed Begley and 11 George Voskovecso certain of the infallibility of the Law, assume that if the boy was arrested, he must be guilty.
As the jury leaves the box and retires to the jury room to deliberate, the camera presents a side-view and then a lingering, silent closeup of the innocent-faced, frightened, despondent slum boy defendant Twelve angry men round, sad brown eyes. The ballot is held and a new "not guilty" vote appears.
Marshall is an advocate of dispassionate deductive reasoning. A European watchmaker and naturalized American Twelve angry men who demonstrates strong patriotism. At the end of the film, he reveals to Juror 8 that his name is McArdle, one of only two jurors to reveal his name; played by Joseph Sweeney.
Juror 3 gives a long and increasingly tortured string of arguments, building on earlier remarks that his relationship with his own son is deeply strained, which is ultimately why he wants the boy to be guilty.
The subjective camera wanders about inside the marbled interior rotunda and hallways, and on the second floor haphazardly makes its way into a double-doored room marked However, Juror 9 reveals it was he that changed his vote, agreeing there should be some discussion.
Eleven of the jurors vote for conviction, each for reasons of his own. He is the ninth to vote "not guilty", never giving the reason for changing his vote; played by Martin Balsam.
The sole holdout is Juror 8, played by Henry Fonda. The twelve jurors retire to the jury room, having been admonished that the defendant is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
A Baltimore Orioles fan, he is the third to vote "not guilty"; played by Jack Klugman. A flop when it first came out surprisingly, since it cost almost nothing to makeTwelve Angry Men holds up beautifully when seen today.
Juror 7 Jack Warden has an ingrained mistrust of foreigners; so, to a lesser extent, does Juror 6 Edward Binns. In the event that you find the accused guilty, the bench will not entertain a recommendation for mercy.
Other jurors, most notable Juror 1, confirm that they saw the same thing. There, a bored-sounding, non-committal judge Rudy Bond wearily instructs the twelve-man jury to begin their deliberations after listening to six days of a "long and complex case of murder in the first degree.
Juror 8 argues that reasonable doubt exists, and that he therefore cannot vote "guilty", but concedes that he has merely hung the jury.
They retire to a jury room to do their civic duty and serve up a just verdict for the indigent minority defendant with a criminal record whose life is in the balance. As the jury foreman, he is somewhat preoccupied with his duties, although helpful to accommodate others.
Sidney Lumetwhose prior directorial credits included dramas for television productions such as The Alcoa Hour and Studio Onewas recruited by Henry Fonda and Rose to direct. A businessman and distraught father, opinionated, disrespectful and stubborn with a temper.
The experiment proves the possibility but Juror 5 then steps up and demonstrates the correct way to hold and use a switchblade; revealing that anyone skilled with a switchblade, as the boy would be, would always stab underhanded at an upwards angle against an opponent who was taller than them, as the grip of stabbing downwards would be too awkward and the act of changing hands too time consuming.
Cast[ edit ] The twelve jurors are referred to — and seated — in the order below: Juror 11 also changes his vote, believing the boy would not likely have tried to retrieve the murder weapon from the scene if it had been cleaned of fingerprints.
The frightened, teenaged defendant is on trial, as well as the jury and the American judicial system with its purported sense of infallibility, fairness and lack of bias. At the beginning of the film, the cameras are positioned above eye level and mounted with wide-angle lensesto give the appearance of greater depth between subjects, but as the film progresses the focal length of the lenses is gradually increased.
Joseph Sweeney Oldest man in group, white-haired, thin, retiring and resigned to death but has a resurgence of life during deliberations; soft-spoken but perceptive, fair-minded; named McCardle  Juror Created Date: 3/29/ AM.
Buy 12 Angry Men (): Twelve Angry Men relies much on dialogue to create suspense (rather than action), and for the fact that they are able to capture it (in this version and in the original), I commend it. Almost the entire film takes place in the jury room with the jurors.
If you need big explosions, drive-by shootings, or dramatic car. 12 Angry Men Questions and Answers. The Question and Answer section for 12 Angry Men is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel. 12 Angry Men (), or Twelve Angry Men (), is the gripping, penetrating, and engrossing examination of a diverse group of twelve jurors (all male, mostly middle-aged, white, and generally of middle-class status) who are uncomfortably brought together to deliberate after hearing the 'facts' in.
Jul 29, · 12 Angry Men See more» Filming Locations: New York County Courthouse - 60 Centre Street, New York City, New York, USA See more» Edit Box Office. Budget: $ Each of the twelve jurors are introduced to us as they are introduced to themselves.
The characters are well draw out and individual, each with his own /10(K). 12 Angry Men Photos. View All Photos (1) Movie Info. A jury argues a case in a stuffy room on a hot summer's day. Eleven say "guilty!" But one holdout (Jack Lemmon) is convinced of the defendant's 92%.Download