Southern lawyer Atticus Finch defends a black man accused of rape; the story is set in small Southern town in the 30's, where a black man is almost assured of conviction or worse in such a setting.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Katherine Bolt
Based on the book by Harper Lee. To Kill a Mockingbird is a great movie a story of a man and his 2 children. The children's father, Gregory Peck, is a lawyer who has a very important trial case coming up. Now remember this is in the 1930's and people were still very prejudiced then. Gregory Peck is representing a black man who is accused of raping a white woman. A very powerful story.
The review of this Movie prepared by Cal Tormey
Novelist Harper Lee's beautiful betrayal of a father's love from a child's point of view, during an intolerant, racially divided society in the 1930's. Gregory Peck's moving Oscar winning performance portrays Atticus Finch, a lawyer with deep convictions who defends a wrongfully accused black man held on the charge of the rape of a young white women. Atticus's children Scout and Jem also suffer the town's intolerance and prejudice on the basis of their father's defense and convictions and nearly suffer their own deaths at the hand of a drunken accuser. An exciting twist occurs when a stranger appears and comes to their rescue.
It is a very moving portrayal from a child's point of view, who discover the secrets of childhood, and also the pangs of growing up.
A must see!
The review of this Movie prepared by Beth Schnell
One of Gregory Peck's stellar performances (this one won him the Oscar), "To Kill a Mockingbird" is about a Southern lawyer (Peck) who defends, unsuccessfully, a black man accused of rape; it is also the story of two youngsters, Scout and Jem, Peck's children, to whom he must attempt to explain "and justice for all"! Based upon the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Harper Lee, this was perhaps one of the more definitive films of the Sixties (with Robert Duvall's film debut as Boo Radley).
The review of this Movie prepared by Bill Hobbs