Line(s) of the Day #12AngryMen

12 Angry Men

Juror #8: Let me ask you this: Do you really think the boy’d shout out a thing like that so the whole neighbourhood could hear him? I don’t think so – he’s much too bright for that.
Juror #10: Bright? He’s a common ignorant slob. He don’t even speak good English.
Juror #11: He *doesn’t* speak good English.

Henry Fonda, Ed Begley and George Voskovec in the superlative courtroom drama 12 Angry Men (1957). A truly astonishing film that has continued to inspire and provoke debate about the justice system and those chosen to help carry a verdict. I’ve included the film in my blog numerous times. As well as the recent Scorching Hot Weather Film Quiz, it’s also been in my Favourite Films and B/W Adaptions from Plays quizzes, as well as being on a guest film post.

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18 thoughts on “Line(s) of the Day #12AngryMen

    • I could easily have chosen any number, but a few might have hinted at a spoiler. An incredible film. I’ve referenced it so many times on my blog, amazing to think I’d never quoted it directly.

    • It really is. Amazing to think it wasn’t successful right off. It’s a movie that really asks a lot of questions and gets you thinking about the different forms of prejudice around. And it has been spoofed very affectionately numerous times, especially by The Simpsons.

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