• To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

To Kill a Mockingbird

Release Date: December 25th, 1962

DVD Release Date: April 29th, 1998

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 9 min

Plot Summary

Scout Finch (Mary Badham), 6,and her older brother, Jem (Phillip Alford), live in sleepy Maycomb, Ala., spending much of their time with their friend Dill (John Megna) and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley (Robert Duvall). When Atticus (Gregory Peck), their widowed father and a respected lawyer, defends a black man named Tom Robinson (Brock Peters) against fabricated rape charges, the trial and tangent events expose the children to evils of racism and stereotyping.

Cast: Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Phillip Alford, John Megna, Brock Peters, Robert Duvall, Rosemary Murphy, Paul Fix

Director: Robert Mulligan

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Brentwood Productions, Universal International Pictures

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Underdog, Family, Small town, Growing up, Emotional, 1930s, Heartwarming, Moving

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100

    The film never slips into cheap melodrama, and ultimately offers a remarkable portrait of humanity at its best and worst, not to mention an ideal to which all people should aspire. show more

  • 100
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    Few films have caught the special feel and rhythms of childhood so well, with such uncondescending warmth and humor. And few bring out more powerfully the themes of anti-racism and the virtues and joys of community and family. [20 Apr 2007, p.C5]

  • 100
    The Hollywood Reporter

    To Kill A Mockingbird is a product of American realism, and it is a rare and worthy treasure. show more

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Winner Actor
Nominated Foreign Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1964)
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Music (Music Score - Substantially Original)
Winner Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Winner Promoting International Understanding
Nominated Cinematography (Black-and-White)
Winner Art Direction (Black-and-White)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1964)