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Inherit The Wind

5 Ratings: 4.2
(1960) Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, Dick York and Harry Morgan

Inherit the Wind is a play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee, which opened on Broadway in January 1955; a 1960 Hollywood film based on the play; and three television remakes. It was recently brought back onto Broadway in a revival. The play's title … see full wiki

Director: Stanley Kramer
Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 1960
MPAA Rating: Unrated
2 reviews about Inherit The Wind
review by . May 04, 2009
A Black and White Movie For a Technicolor World
   Directed  in 1960 by Stanley Kramer, INHERIT THE WIND gives us a very fictionalized account of the infamous Scopes Monkey Trial in which a man was tried and convicted for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution in a Tennessee high school. Virtually all of the names and locations have been changed as have many of the pertinent facts because this was never intended to be anything more than a work of historical fiction through which the director and the screenwriters expressed their …
review by . December 10, 2008
I was probably 30 years old when I saw "Inherit The Wind" for the very first time.   The movie is loosely based on the famous Scopes Monkey Trial that took place in a small Tennessee town in 1925.  Dick York (Darren in "Bewitched") plays schoolteacher Bertram T. Cates who is accused of teaching evolution in his classroom.  After his arrest all hell breaks loose and two of the top lawyers in the country come to town to argue the issues at Cates' trial.  …
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