To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

Robert Mulligan (1962)

PG Certificate


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.


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
Scout Finch Mary Badham
Jem Finch Phillip Alford
Dill Harris John Megna
Sheriff Heck Tate Frank Overton
Miss Maudie Atkinson Rosemary Murphy
Tom Robinson Brock Peters
Calpurnia Estelle Evans
Mrs Dubose Ruth White
Judge Taylor Paul Fix
Mayella Ewell Collin Wilcox
Bob Ewell James Anderson (2)
Stephanie Crawford Alice Ghostley
Boo Radley Robert Duvall
Director Robert Mulligan
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Other Information

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