"Twelve Angry Men" is the story of the jury's deliberations in a murder case. It begins when they file into the jury room. At the first vote eleven are in favor of guilty, one votes against. He is juror number eight and he wants to discuss it further. Others object; there is an eyewitness. They have no doubts, but as they talk, jurors begin to rethink their positions. They take other votes, doubts about guilt are raised, and soon the tide turns in favor of not guilty. Still a few jurors hold out probably for reasons of their own--prejudice, family relations. In the end it comes down to whether the one juror still holding out for guilty will give in.
The review of this Book prepared by Jack Goodstein