• Director

    Sidney Lumet

  • With

    Henry Fonda, Lee J Cobb, Ed Begley, EG Marshall, Jack Warden

  • USA 1957. 96min

  • Digital

  • Certificate


Adapted by Reginald Rose from his own teleplay – in which one man’s doubts about a murder trial overcome his fellow-jurors’ prejudices – Sidney Lumet’s feature debut makes suspenseful use of a single set and claustrophobic close-ups of a superb cast. Truffaut deemed it a screenwriter’s film – ‘what an author!’ – but called Lumet ‘a director of more than ordinary gifts... We must take him seriously.’