In a New York City courthouse a jury commences, deliberating the case of an 18-year-old boy from a slum, on trial for allegedly stabbing his father to death. If there is any reasonable doubt they are to return a verdict of not guilty. If found guilty, the boy will receive a death sentence. In a preliminary vote, all jurors vote "guilty" except Juror 8, who argues that the boy deserves some deliberation. This irritates some of the other jurors, who are impatient for a quick deliberation, especially Juror 7, who has tickets to the evening's Yankee game, and Juror 10, who demonstrates blatant prejudice against people from slums. Juror 8 questions the accuracy and reliability of the only two witnesses and the prosecution's claim that the murder weapon, a common switchblade (of which he possesses an identical copy), was "rare." Juror 8 argues that reasonable doubt exists and that he therefore cannot in conscience vote "guilty," but concedes that he has merely hung the jury. Read more on Wikipedia.
|Produced By:||George Justin, Reginald Rose, Henry Fonda|
|Directed By:||Sidney Lumet|
|Written By:||Reginald Rose|
|Cast:||Walter Stocker, Henry Fonda, Robert Webber, E.G. Marshall, Rudy Bond, Edward Binns, Lee J. Cobb, Jack Warden, Tom Gorman, Billy Nelson, John Savoca, Ed Begley, George Voskovec, Joseph Sweeney, Martin Balsam, James Kelly, John Fiedler, Jack Klugman|
|In Theaters:||Apr 01, 1957|
|Runtime:||1 hour 36 minutes|