Movie about social issues in Alabama in the 193os. The film was made and released in 1962
Watching To Kill a Mockingbird has been on my 'bucket list' for a long time. Finally, I got down to watching it last night and wasn't disappointed. Gregory Peck gives one of his best performances ever (won an Oscar for it), the story is gripping, the screenplay is excellent, and the photography is good. No wonder the film won three Oscars. The blurb on the back of the DVD case says:
"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 way in which it captures a time, a place, and above all a mood, makes this film a masterpiece. 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 the trial is such a foregone that no lawyer will step forward to defend him - except Peck, the towns most distinguished citizen.
His compassionate defence cost him many friendships but earns him the respect and admiration of his two motherless children,"