Classic Movie Hub (CMH)
 

Enter to Win Bob Hope Classics from Kino Lorber!

This month we celebrate Legendary Funny Man Bob Hope with a 10 DVD/Blu-Ray giveaway from Kino Lorber! Each winner will have a choice of five classic titles, including Road to Rio, Road to Bali and My Favorite Brunette!    

Click here to enter to win...

12 Angry Men Overview:

12 Angry Men (1957) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by Sidney Lumet and produced by Henry Fonda, Reginald Rose and George Justin.

12 Angry Men was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2007.

Academy Awards 1957 --- Ceremony Number 30 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best DirectorSidney LumetNominated
Best PictureHenry Fonda and Reginald Rose, ProducersNominated
Best WritingReginald RoseNominated
.

BlogHub Articles:

What I Learned from 12 Angry Men

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 16, 2016 From 4 Star Films

Recently I got the chance to sit down with a group of friends and watch 12 Angry Men together. Many of them had never seen it and hearing their reactions was immense fun for me. But as we talked for a few minutes afterward, I began to realize that really each of these characters represents something... Read full article


12 Angry Men (1957)

By Beatrice on Jun 1, 2016 From Flickers in Time

12 Angry Men Directed by Sidney Lumet Written by Reginald Rose 1957/USA Orion-Nova Pictures Repeat viewing/Netflix rental #333 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Lumet gathered all the great character actors of the 50’s into one room with Henry Fonda and made a stage play work com... Read full article


The "Try It, You'll Like It!" blogathon: 12 Angry Men (1957)

By Caftan Woman on Dec 5, 2015 From Caftan Woman

This post is part of the "Try It, You'll Like It!" Blogathon, hosted by Sister Celluloid and Movies Silently, where we write about "gateway films" that might bring non-classic-film lovers into the fold! For all entries, click here! Some of the inflexible reasons given for avoiding classic films. ... Read full article


Episode 6: 12 Angry Men (1957) and Single Location Films

By Aaron West on Sep 13, 2015 From Criterion Blues

Sep 13 Posted by aaronwest Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher Or listen here to it here: For other apps or mobile devices, try this link. Or direct download/listen to the MP3. Aaron, Mark and Doug explore innocent, guilt, and civic duty by discussing Sidney Lumet’s 12 Angry Men. We also discuss o... Read full article


Episode 6: 12 Angry Men (1957) and Single Location Films

By Aaron West on Sep 13, 2015 From Criterion Blues

Sep 13 Posted by aaronwest Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher Or listen here to it here: For other apps or mobile devices, try this link. Or direct download/listen to the MP3. Aaron, Mark and Doug explore innocent, guilt, and civic duty by discussing Sidney Lumet’s 12 Angry Men. We also discuss o... Read full article


See all 12 Angry Men articles

Quotes from

[after Juror #10 explains that he believes the boy is guilty because of the testimony of the woman across the street]
Juror #8: I'd like to ask you something: you don't believe the boy's story; how come you believe the woman's? She's one of 'them', too, isn't she?
Juror #10: You're a pretty smart fella, aren't you?


Juror #3: Look, you voted guilty. What side are you on?
Juror #11: I don't believe I have to be loyal to one side or the other. I'm simply asking questions.


Juror #3: It's these kids - the way they are nowadays. When I was a kid I used to call my father, 'Sir'. That's right... 'Sir'. You ever hear a kid call his father that anymore?
Juror #8: Fathers don't seem to think it's important anymore.
Juror #3: You got any kids?
Juror #8: Three.
Juror #3: I got one. Twenty-two years old.
[takes photo from his wallet and shows it to Juror #8]
Juror #3: Aah. When he was nine years old he ran away from a fight. I saw it; I was so embarrassed I almost threw up. I said, "I'm gonna make a man outa you if I have to break you in two tryin'". And I made a man out of him. When he was sixteen we had a fight. Hit me in the jaw - a big kid. Haven't seen him for two years. Kids... work your heart out...


read more quotes from 12 Angry Men...

Facts about

Despite numerous critical accolades, the film was not a box office success on first release.
All but three minutes of the film was shot inside the bare and confining, sixteen by twenty-four foot "jury room".
Henry Fonda, who symbolically wears white throughout the film, personally asked Sidney Lumet to direct the movie adaptation, having been impressed with his work on the TV version, Twelve Angry Men.
read more facts about 12 Angry Men...
Share this page:

Best Picture Oscar 1957






See more Best Picture awards>>
National Film Registry

12 Angry Men

Released 1957
Inducted 2007
(Sound)




See All Films in National Registry >>
Also directed by Sidney Lumet




More about Sidney Lumet >>
Related Lists
Create a list


See All Related Lists >>
Also released in 1957




See All 1957 films >>
More "Courtroom" films



See All "Courtroom" films >>
More "Based on Play" films



See All "Based on Play" films >>
More "Prejudice" films



See All "Prejudice" films >>
More "Justice" films



See All "Justice" films >>