To Kill a Mockingbird

D: Robert Mulligan
Universal-International (Alan J. Pakula)
US 1962
129 mins


W: Horton Foote [based on the novel by Harper Lee]
DP: Russell Harlan
Ed: Aaron Stell
Mus: Elmer Bernstein
PD: Alexander Golitzen & Henry Bumstead

Gregory Peck (Atticus Finch), Mary Badham (Jean Louise "Scout" Finch), Phillip Alford (Jem Finch), John Megna (Dill Harris), Frank Overton (Sheriff Heck Tate), Robert Duvall (Arthur "Boo" Radley)

A masterpiece from the golden age of cinema when the power of a film was owed to the on-screen drama, great performances, quality of direction and a fantastic screenplay.

The adaptation of Harper Lee's novel tells the story almost entirely from the Finch children's point of view and both young actors portraying Scout & Jem do an excellent job. This is Gregory Peck's movie however, flawless as the embodiment of Southern lawyer Atticus Finch.

Amongst the very best films of the 1960's.


To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird