The Penguin Classics debut that inspired a classic film and a
current Broadway revival
Reginald Rose's landmark American drama was a critically acclaimed
teleplay, and went on to become a cinematic masterpiece in 1957
starring Henry Fonda, for which Rose wrote the adaptation. A
blistering character study and an examination of the American
melting pot and the judicial system that keeps it in check, "Twelve
Angry Men" holds at its core a deeply patriotic belief in the U.S.
legal system. The story's focal point, known only as Juror Eight,
is at first the sole holdout in an 11-1 guilty vote. Eight sets his
sights not on proving the other jurors wrong but rather on getting
them to look at the situation in a clear-eyed way not affected by
their personal biases. Rose deliberately and carefully peels away
the layers of artifice from the men and allows a fuller picture of
America, at its best and worst, to form.
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