To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

Director: Robert Mulligan | Genre: Crime, Drama

Released: 1962 | Runtime: 129 min

Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.

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To Kill a Mockingbird Quotes

  • Atticus Finch : If you just learn a single trick, Scout, you'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.
  • Bob Ewell : You nigger lover.
    Atticus Finch : [ to Jem ] No need to be afraid of him, son. He's all bluff. [ after they get home ]
    Atticus Finch : There's a lot of ugly things in this world, son. I wish I could keep 'em all away from you. That's never possible.
  • Rev. Sykes : Jean Louise. Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passing.
  • Jem : Atticus says cheating a black man is ten times worse than cheating a white.
  • Scout: Hey Miss Dubose.
    Mrs. Dubose: Don't you say hey to me you ugly girl!
  • Scout: Why there he is, Mr. Tate. He can tell you his name... [Looks at the man]
    Scout: Hey, Boo.
    Atticus Finch: [making introductions] Miss Jean Louise, Mr. Arthur Radley. I believe he already knows you.
  • Tom Robinson: Looks like she didn't have nobody to help her. I felt right sorry for her. She seemed...
    Prosecutor: You felt sorry for her? A white woman? You felt sorry for her?
  • [about Jem]
    Scout: You can pet him, Mr. Arthur. He's asleep. Couldn't if he was awake, though; he wouldn't let you. Go ahead.
  • [Atticus on the porch overhearing their conversation]
    Scout: How old was I when Mama died?
    Jem: Two.
    Scout: How old were you?
    Jem: Six.
    Scout: Old as I am now?
    Jem: Uh huh.
    Scout: ...Was Mama pretty?
    Jem: Uh, huh.
    Scout: Was Mama nice?
    Jem: Uh, huh.
    Scout: Did you love her?
    Jem: Yes.
    Scout: Did I love her?
    Jem: Yes.
    Scout: Do you miss her?
    Jem: Uh, huh.
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