To Kill a Mockingbird

DVD

130 minutes
Source: Universal Pictures

This 1962 film version of Harper Lee’s classic novel retells the story of Atticus Finch and his defense of a black man charged with rape in a racially divided small southern town. Starring Gregory Peck, the film follows the trial of Tom Robinson and the experiences of the entire Finch family as they experience backlash from their neighbors.

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