Tough Ladies in Cinema: To Kill a Mockingbird
Not rated, 129 min. Directed by Robert Mulligan. Starring Gregory Peck, Brock Peters, Mary Badham and Robert Duvall.
This atmospheric Southern Gothic was adapted for the screen by Horton Foote from Harper Lee’s prize-winning novel about a widowed lawyer with two young children who takes on the locally scandalous job of defending a black man falsely accused of raping a white woman. Gregory Peck won an Oscar for his work, and Robert Duvall makes his screen debut as the mythic Boo Radley.No current showings of this film.