12 Angry Men

Following the closing arguments in a murder trial, the 12 members of the jury must deliberate, with a guilty verdict meaning death for the accused, an inner-city teen. As the dozen men try to reach a unanimousdecision while sequestered in a room, one juror (Henry Fonda) casts considerable doubt on elements of the case. Personal issues soon rise to the surface, and conflict threatens to derail the delicate process that will decide one boy's fate.

12 Angry Men

Henry Fonda
Lee J. Cobb
Ed Begley
Jack Warden
E. G. Marshall
John Fiedler
Martin Balsam
Edward Binns
Jack Klugman
Robert Webber
Joseph Sweeney
George Voskovec

Sidney Lumet

Reginald Rose, Henry Fonda

Written by:
Reginald Rose

United Artists


Box Office:
$1 million


Academy Awards - Best Picture (Nominated)
Academy Awards - Best Director (Nominated)
Academy Awards - Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (Nominated)
Golden Globes - Best Motion Picture - Drama (Nominated)
Golden Globes - Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama (Nominated)
Golden Globes - Best Supporting Actor (Nominated)
Golden Globes - Best Motion Picture Director (Nominated)
BAFTA Awards - Best Foreign Actor (Won)
BAFTA Awards - Best Film from any Source (Nominated)

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