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Lumet's Motivation for Making "12 Angry Men"

Clip: 01/03/2017 | 59s Video has closed captioning.

Sidney Lumet describes his motivations for making the movie "12 Angry Men," one of his first projects as a filmmaker.

Aired: 01/03/17

Rating: NR

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