Seven Angry Men

Seven Angry Men is a 1955 American historical drama film directed by Charles Marquis Warren and starring Raymond Massey, Debra Paget and Jeffrey Hunter.[1]

Seven Angry Men
Directed byCharles Marquis Warren
Produced byVincent M. Fennelly
Walter Mirisch
Written byDaniel B. Ullman
StarringRaymond Massey
Debra Paget
Jeffrey Hunter
Larry Pennell
Music byCarl Brandt
CinematographyEllsworth Fredericks
Edited byRichard C. Meyer
Allied Artists Pictures Corporation
Distributed byAllied Artists Pictures Corporation
Release date
  • March 27, 1955 (1955-03-27)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States

It is about the abolitionist John Brown, particularly his involvement in Bleeding Kansas and his leadership of the Raid on Harpers Ferry The title refers to Brown and his six sons.

Plot summary

John Brown (Raymond Massey) is a controversial 19th-century abolitionist. After cutting a bloody swath through Kansas, Brown and his followers take refuge in a warehouse at Harper's Ferry, Virginia, where he meets his own personal Waterloo at the hands of federal troops.



Raymond Massey had previously played Brown in Santa Fe Trail (1940) and appeared on stage in John Brown's Body.

The film was known as John Brown's Raiders. In July 1954 Walter Mirisch announced the film would be one of 15 Allied Artists would make over the next 6 months.[2] The same month the studio announced that Massey would play Brown.[3]

Hunter and Paget were borrowed from 20th Century Fox. Filming started in September 1954.[4]


The New York Times critic called it a "competent if hardly inspired Allied Artists presentation".[5]

See also


  1. SEVEN ANGRY MEN Monthly Film Bulletin; London Vol. 22, Iss. 252, (Jan 1, 1955): 182.
  2. Allied Artists Plans Program of 15 Movies Los Angeles Times 2 July 1954: B6.
  3. DIZZY DEAN TO TRY HAND AS AN ACTOR: Enters Into Pact to Co-star in Movies and TV Series -- Release of 'Jet Pilot' Is Set By THOMAS M. PRYOR New York Times 08 July 1954: 18.
  4. OKLAHOMA!' FILM GETS NEW DANCES: Agnes De Mille Changing the Choreographic Concept for Big-Screen Version By THOMAS M. PRYORSpecial to The New York Times. 18 Sep 1954: 12.
  5. H. H. T. (April 2, 1955). "Screen: Misguided Saga; Seven Angry Men' Opens at Palace". The New York Times.
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