Question by  jose61 (4)

Which came first: "12 Angry Men" as a play or a movie script?

Who wrote it?


Answer by  MaTwosey (332)

Reginald Rose wrote this as a teleplay, or script for television, in the 1950's. That show won emmys for writing, directing and a best actor. After it aired on television, it was later adapted for the movie. The original movie starred Henry Fonda and included Jack Klugman. It was also rewritten for the stage around the same time.


Answer by  GilFinn (2065)

Reginald Rose wrote 12 Angry Men for Television in 1956. He later adapted the teleplay for the stage. The movie, produced by Henry Fonda was made a year later, and was a further adaptation of the teleplay.

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