Movie House Memories

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Episode #33

Universal Pictures released To Kill a Mockingbird to theaters on March 16, 1963. Robert Mulligan directed the film starring Gregory Peck, John Megna, and Frank Overton.

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Movie Summary

To Kill a Mockingbird is based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning book of the same name from 1961. The film takes place in the 1930s racially divided (but fictional town) of Maycomb, Alabama. Atticus Finch is a lawyer there, and he agrees to defend a young black man accused of raping a white woman. Of course, many of the townsfolk do their best to get Atticus to pull out of the trial, but pushes on anyhow. As the trial prods on, it becomes evident that no one in town is willing to believe in the innocence of an accused black man, and that is a problem when the jury of your peers is all white.

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Universal Pictures released To Kill a Mockingbird to theaters on March 16, 1963. Robert Mulligan directs the film which stars Gregory Peck, John Megna, and Frank Overton.

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  1. Hey Chris, have you seen anatomy of a murder? I know you said you don’t like courtroom dramas, but that is another excellent one.

    1. I did see that one a long time ago in a high school class…maybe it was junior high. I can’t remember if I liked it or not though. Maybe I should see it again. Did you see La La Land, yet…a throwback to old school movies in many ways?

      1. I haven’t seen la la land yet, what did you think? Looks like it’s the favorite for best picture. My favorite films this year are arrival and the lobster.

        1. I hope to see Arrival in the coming week. I have a friend who has seen it multiple times in the theater, and will agree with you that it’s one of the best of the year. Honestly, I don’t think La La Land it as good as it’s made out to be. It’s in my top 30 of the year, but not best picture. I just don’t care for the ending.

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