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Does anyone know where I can find a copy of Gary Cooper's summation speech during the court room scene? I had forgotten how powerful those words were. They resonate 56 years later.

 

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Gary Cooper's courtroom speech is, I believe, almost word-for-word from the novel. At that time it was the longest speech in movie history. When Cooper balked about some of his lines, the director said that he (Cooper) could talk to Ms. Rand directly if he had any problem with her words. Upon hearing this, Cooper backed down (probably knowing Ms. Rand wouldn't)!

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Thank you both for responding. I apologize for not being more specific. Yes, I knew about the novel. I thought that there might be a site online where I could obtain this information.

 

Also, thanks for the tidbit about Cooper wanting to cut the speech. I did not know that.8^)

 

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