This is truly a classic. Hard to believe it is 50 years since it has been out. Henry Fonda is the jury foreman on a 1st degree murder trial of an 18 yr. old boy accused of killing his father his father in N.Y. City. We have watched this dozens of times and still watch in fascination. Bought this again as a gift for friend. Young or old, this movie is so touching to the viewer. It sarts with Fonda as the only juror believing the boy might be innocent, the other 11 swing back and forth as they talk and fight it out in the hot Summer jury room. A unanimous guilty vote will be the electric chair for this young boy. Lee J. Cobb has a very strong performance here. This really is a must see, particulary in this day and age of crime drama and forensics.