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1957 movie starring Martin Balsam, John Fiedler, and Lee J. Cobb. Directed by Sidney Lumet.

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Why the fan and rain in 12 Angry Men?

I just watched 12 Angry Men (1957) again for the third or fourth time. About halfway through the movie the fan is turned on and it starts pouring rain outside the open windows. The fan and the rain ...
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Missing ending scene in 12 Angry Men?

I remember vividly having seen the 1957 film 12 Angry Men in the 1980's on TV (most probably the early 1980's). I remember many specific details of it, including things from the basic plot, and other ...
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Was the boy guilty in 1957's 12 Angry Men?

I have recently watched this movie and now I can't decide whether the boy was guilty or not. As per the proofs and evidences, he was guilty, but did the 8th juror's logic and countermeasure favour him?...
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Does 12 Angry Men point to the bad jury selection system of the US at the time?

Considering that the jurors almost sentenced an 18 year old to death based on vague evidence and considering their poor deliberance abilities that they showed with the remarks, does 12 Angry Men (1957)...
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Does 1957's 12 Angry Men consist of only one cut?

Does 12 Angry Men consist of only one cut? Apart from maybe an opening scene and closing scene, when they are in the room, I don't see any cuts. If that is so, does it mean when some actor makes a ...
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How did the jurors get to be selected in 1957's 12 Angry Men?

How did the jurors get to be selected in 1957's 12 Angry Men? None of them seems to have law as their profession so what makes them competent to sit in a jury?
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"A Time to kill" final verdict?

In the movie A Time to Kill in the final scenes it was shown that the accused was innocent. But from the movie 12 Angry Men we can see that all the jury members must accept the same decision, it ...
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Is there a reference to Voldemort in 12 Angry Men?

At time 47:48 of 12 Angry Men (1957) the guy in the hat says what I believe to be "Voldemort please, eh?". Was this a reference to the character in Harry Potter? How could it be since the first book ...
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What is the significance of exchanging names at the end of 12 Angry Men?

Throughout the film 12 Angry Men (1957) (as well as the other plays and films, I assume) the jurors do not know each other by name, only number. That is until the final scene when jurors 8 (the ...
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