51 Pages Posted: 25 Mar 2008
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.
Keywords: Film, jury, humanities, literature, religion, popular culture, evidence
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Hay, Bruce L., Charades: Religious Allegory in 12 Angry Men. Chicago-Kent Law Review, Vol. 82, No. 2, December 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=998277