A Jimmy Stewart courtroom movie. Anatomy of a Murder.
A supporting role with a nice little speech.
Parnell Emmett McCarthy: Twelve people go off into a room: twelve different minds, twelve different hearts, from twelve different walks of life; twelve sets of eyes, ears, shapes, and sizes. And these twelve people are asked to judge another human being as different from them as they are from each other. And in their judgment, they must become of one mind – unanimous. It’s one of the miracles of Man’s disorganized soul that they can do it, and in most instances, do it right well. God bless juries.
Sorry whole movie, but the portion I draw your attention to today comes in at 2 hours and 34 minutes and runs approx. 2 minutes.
Trivia from IMDB: James Stewart’s father was so offended by the film, which he deemed “a dirty picture”, that he took out an ad in his local newspaper telling people not to see it. (I must find this ad, I went to school at IUP, in Indiana, PA, Jimmy Stewart’s home town, when I go to the Jimmy Stewart Museum I will ask them about this.)
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