When a posse catches up three men suspected of killing a local farmer, some of them become strongly divided on whether or not to lynch the men.
Director: William A. Wellman
Writers: Lamar Trotti (written for the screen by), Walter Van Tilburg Clark (novel)
Stars: Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews and Mary Beth Hughes
12 Angry Men (1957)
A dissenting juror in a murder trial slowly manages to convince the others that the case is not as obviously clear as it seemed in court.
Director: Sidney Lumet
Writer: Reginald Rose (story)
Stars: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb and Martin Balsam
Fort Apache (1948)
In John Ford's sombre exploration mythologising of American heroes, he slowly reveals the character of Owen Thursday, who sees his new posting to the desolate Fort Apache as a chance to claim the military honour which he believes is rightfully his. Arrogant, obsessed with military form and ultimately self-destructive, Thursday attempts to destroy the Apache chief Cochise after luring him across the border from Mexico, against the advice of his subordinates.
Director: John Ford
Writers: Frank S. Nugent (screenplay), James Warner Bellah (story)