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Charades: Religious Allegory in 12 Angry Men


Bruce L. Hay


Harvard Law School


Chicago-Kent Law Review, Vol. 82, No. 2, December 2007

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This essay, a contribution to a symposium marking the 50th anniversary of the film 12 Angry Men, shows that the film is an intricate, carefully constructed allegory of a series of stories from the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament. The essay offers some conjectures on the relation between the film's biblical subtext and its surface political themes.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 51

Keywords: Film, jury, humanities, literature, religion, popular culture, evidence

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Date posted: March 25, 2008  

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Hay, Bruce L., Charades: Religious Allegory in 12 Angry Men. Chicago-Kent Law Review, Vol. 82, No. 2, December 2007. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=998277

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