W: Horton Foote [based on the novel by
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.