12 Angry Men (1957 film)

12 Angry Men is a 1957 American noir thriller film adaptit frae a teleplay o the same name bi Reginald Rose.[4][5] Written an co-produced bi Rose himsel an directit bi Sidney Lumet, this trial film tells the story o a jury made up o 12 men as thay deliberate the guilt or acquittal o a defendant on the basis o raisonable doubt. In the Unitit States, a verdict in maist criminal trials bi jury must be unanimous. The film is notable for its awmaist exclusive uise o ane set: oot o 96 minutes o run time, anly three minutes tak place ootside o the jury ruim.

12 Angry Men
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Theatrical release poster
Directit biSidney Lumet
Produced bi
Screenplay biReginald Rose
Story biReginald Rose
Muisic biKenyon Hopkins
CinematographyBoris Kaufman
Eeditit biCarl Lerner
Orion-Nova Productions
Distributit biUnited Artists
Release date
  • 13 Apryle 1957 (1957-04-13)
Rinnin time
96 minutes
KintraUnitit States
Box office$1,000,000 (rentals)[3]


  1. Box Office Information for 12 Angry Men. The Numbers. Retrieved April 14, 2012.
  2. Anita Ekberg Chosen for 'Mimi' Role Louella Parsons:. The Washington Post and Times Herald (1954-1959) [Washington, D.C] 08 Apr 1957: A18.
  3. "Top Grosses of 1957", Variety, 8 January 1958: 30
  4. Variety film review; February 27, 1957, p. 6.
  5. Harrison's Reports film review; March 2, 1957, page 35.