To Kill a Mockingbird | Chicago Reader

To Kill a Mockingbird

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 (1962). Mulligan even wrings a respectable performance from Gregory Peck (he won an Oscar for the role) as the country lawyer who defends a Black man on a trumped-up murder charge. Peck's icy remove works for once—as a kid's idea of a parent, he's frighteningly effective. With Mary Badham (John's sister), Philip Alford, and Robert Duvall.



  • Robert Mulligan


  • Gregory Peck
  • Mary Badham
  • Philip Alford
  • John Megna
  • Brock Peters
  • Robert Duvall
  • Rosemary Murphy
  • Paul Fix
  • Collin Wilcox
  • Alice Ghostley
  • William Windom
  • Frank Overton
  • James Anderson


  • Harper Lee


  • Alan J. Pakula

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