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Gregory Peck won the Academy Award® for Best Actor for his performance as upright Southern lawyer Atticus Finch in this iconic, much-loved adaptation of the famous novel by Harper Lee.
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An iconic classic returns for Christmas Day. The very names Atticus Finch and Boo Radley have become fixtures of popular culture, so pervasive has been the influence of both this film and the autobiographical Harper Lee novel on which it is based. Chronicling three years in the lives of six-year-old "Scout" and her older brother Jem as they confront the mysteries and evils of the adult world in 1930s Alabama, To Kill a Mockingbird centres on their father Atticus, a lawyer who defends an innocent black man accused of raping a young white woman. In a performance that swept all Best Actor awards, Gregory Peck exudes bespectacled decency as the upright Atticus, dispenser of wisdom and defender of right, whose courageous stand for justice imperils his children in their racist Alabaman town, rife with lynch mobs and vicious drunks. Robert Duvall made his screen debut as Boo Radley, scary isolate turned guardian angel. Elmer Bernstein's evocative score and Horton Foote's Academy Award®–winning script helped assure Mockingbird its enduring status as a much-loved classic. The American Film Institute named the film the greatest courtroom drama of all time, and listed Atticus Finch as the top hero in cinema history.