Somewhere in Alabama, sometime in the 1930s. Lawyer Atticus Finch (Gregory Peck), a highly respected professional man and pillar of the local community, puts his career on the line when he agrees to represent Tom Robinson (Brock Peter), a black man accused of rape.
Based on the autobiographical novel by Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird is seen through the eyes of Finch's 6-year-old daughter Scout, a not-so-innocent observer of racial tensions and ethical dilemmas.
Harper Lee's child's-eye view of southern bigotry gains something in its translation to the screen by Robert Mulligan, who knows exactly where to place the camera to catch a child's subjective experience. (Chicago Reader)
To kill a Mockingbird, Robert Mulligan, 1962, 129 minutes