In Gregory Peck's first scene, he is returning home from his character's law office while his children run to greet him. Author Harper Lee was a guest on the set that day, and Peck noticed her crying after the scene was filmed. He asked Lee why she was crying, and she responded that Peck had looked just like her late father, the model for Atticus. Lee explained that Peck even had a little round stomach like her father's. "That's not a pot belly, Harper," Peck told her, "That's great acting".
Gregory Peck's 6 minute and 30 second summation speech was nailed in a single take.
Gregory Peck (Atticus) and Mary Badham (Scout) became close during filming, and kept in contact for the rest of his life. Peck always called her "Scout", her character role.
To Kill A Mockingbird 1962
16 Jun 1962 ● English ● 2 hrs 9 mins
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