Rent To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

4.1 of 5 from 305 ratings
2h 4min
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Synopsis:
Gregory Peck won an Oscar for his brilliant performance as the Southern lawyer who defends a black man accused of rape in this film version of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel. The setting is a dusty Southern town during the Depression. A white woman accuses a black man of rape. Though he is obviously innocent, the outcome of his trial is such a foregone conclusion that no lawyer will step forward to defend him - except Peck, the town's most distinguished citizen. His compassionate defense costs him many friendships but earns him the respect and admiration of his two motherless children.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Alan J. Pakula
Narrated By:
Kim Stanley
Writers:
Harper Lee, Horton Foote
Others:
Henry Bumstead, Elmer Bernstein, Alexander Golitzen, Russell Harlan, Oliver Emert
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
Classics, Drama
Awards:

1963 Oscar Best Actor

1963 Oscar Best Art Direction Black and White

1963 Oscar Best Adapted Screen Play

BBFC:
Release Date:
10/04/2003
Run Time:
124 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles:
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • 'Fearful Symmetry' - 90 Minute 'Making Of' Documentary
  • Director's Commentary
  • Trailer, Production Notes
  • Cast and Filmmakers Notes
BBFC:
Release Date:
13/02/2012
Run Time:
129 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
Subtitles:
Cantonese, Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Fearful Symmetry: A feature-length documentary on the making of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' with cast and crew interviews and a visit to author Harper Lee's home town
  • A Conversation With Gregory Peck: An intimate feature-length documentary on one of the most beloved actors in film history with interviews, film clips, home movies and more
  • Academy Award Best Actor Acceptance Speech
  • American Film Institute Life Achievement Award: Gregory Peck's memorable remarks upon receiving the AFI Life Achievement Award
  • Excerpt From Tribute To Gregory Peck: Cecilia Peck's heart-warming farewell to her father given at the Academy in celebration of his life
  • Scout Remembers: Actress Mary Badham shares her experiences working with Gregory Peck
  • Theatrical Trailer: Original theatrical trailer of the film
  • Feature Commentary: with Director Robert Mulligan and Producer Alan Pakula
  • 100 Years Of Universal: Restoring The Classics: An in-depth look at the intricate process of preserving the studio's film legacy

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Reviews (3) of To Kill a Mockingbird

Marvelous - To Kill a Mockingbird review by CM

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08/10/2011

We watched this with our 10 year old son. We had forgotton that the film was a good example of renforcing moral standards of living to children. It also demonstrated that the way children play with each other hasn't changed over the years.

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To Kill a Mocking Bird. - To Kill a Mockingbird review by PH

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24/02/2014

Somehow missed seeing it in previous years.

A good film of its time and tackled uncomfortable truths but it seemed a bit dated in its acting and I was not as engaged as I had expected.

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Gregory Peck at his best - To Kill a Mockingbird review by LE

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17/11/2017

The real joy of this film lies in superb performances, and it clings to key story of the book, happily ignoring the subplots. The moral standing of Atticus is a learning point for everyone.

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