The clip Jem's treehouse from To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) with Rosemary Murphy, John Megna
Atticus. Jem's up in the tree.
He says he won't come down until you agree...
to play football for the Methodists.
Son, why don't you come on down out of there now and have your breakfast?
Calpurnia has a good one. Hot biscuits.
No, sir! Not until you agree to play football for the Methodists.
Oh, son, I can't do that. I explained to you I'm too old to get out there.
After all, I'm the only father you have.
Wouldn't want me to go out there and get my head knocked off, would you?
I ain't comin' down!
Morning, Miss Maudie.
What's goin' on over there?
I'm havin' a terrible time. Jem's stayin' up in the tree...
until Atticus agrees to play football for the Methodists.
And Atticus says he's too old.
Every time I'm wantin' to do somethin', he's too old!
He's too old for anything!
He can do plenty of things.
You be good, children. Mind Cal.
He won't let me have a gun...
and he'll only play touch football with me
He can make somebody's will so airtight, you can't break it.
You count your blessin's and stop complainin'. Both of you.
Thank your stars he has the sense to act his age.
Jem, he is pretty old.
I can't help that.
I'm Charles Baker Harris. I can read.
You got anything needs readin', I can do it.