To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

Robert Mulligan (1962)

129min
PG Certificate
Mon 30 Oct 7:50am - 10:05am Sky Cinema Drama & Romance
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Review

Our Score
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning modern classic by Harper Lee, this Depression-era tale of small-town insularity and racial inequality was the break-out film of director Robert Mulligan and the debut of Robert Duvall. Seen through the child's eyes of a brother and sister in Maycomb, Alabama, it distils the numerous stories told in the novel down to two key strands: the mystery surrounding reclusive Boo Radley (Duvall), a childlike man whom the kids imagine as a monstrous bogeyman; and the defence by their widowed father, lawyer Atticus Finch (Gregory Peck, in a role that defined his career and earned him a best actor Oscar), of a black man accused of the rape of a white woman. The town's lynch-mob reaction to the trial proves an education for the two children, as do the ultimate revelations about Boo. A fine, moving, informative period piece for all ages, To Kill a Mockingbird is as much an abiding favourite as the book.

Summary

A lawyer risks the wrath of his neighbours in a racially divided backwater in Alabama by agreeing to defend a black man on a rape charge. As he struggles to shield his son and daughter from the case's disturbing undertones, the children also have to confront their fear of a local recluse. Oscar-winning, Depression-era drama based on the classic novel by Harper Lee, starring Gregory Peck, Robert Duvall, Mary Badham and Phillip Alford.

Cast & Crew

Atticus Finch Gregory Peck
Arthur `Boo' Radley Robert Duvall
Jean Louise `Scout' Finch Mary Badham
Jeremy `Jem' Finch Phillip Alford
Charles Baker `Dill' Harris John Megna
Sheriff Heck Tate Frank Overton
Maudie Atkinson Rosemary Murphy
Mrs Dubose Ruth White
Tom Robinson Brock Peters
Calpurnia Estelle Evans
Director Robert Mulligan
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama