I first saw this film as young lad in the late sixty's, and couple of time since. Then I saw the play at the Garrick theatre with Martin Shaw. That's why I bought this DVD to compare it with the play. The film is just as gripping as when I first saw it. It's about 12 Jurors in a New York court house room deliberating if the young lad who is accused of murdering his father Is guilty or not. The first vote that is taken, one man, ( Henry Fonda,) votes not guilty. Slowly but surely after more deliberating and voting, more jurors find him not guilty. It's surprising how the jurors work out the clues to the case from what was said and seen in the court room something that the young mans lawyer should have picked up on but didn't because of his, well, inexperience or uselessness as a defending lawyer, he was the only one the lad could afford. Of course there is a lot more to the film that I have explained here, but I don't want to give too much away and spoil it for anyone who want's to watch it. If you like old black and white films and a bit of suspense with a great cast get this DVD, I'm sure you will enjoy it.