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Inherit the Wind

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Original title
Inherit the Wind
Year
Running time
127 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Harold Jacob Smith, Nedrick Young (Theater: Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee)
Music
Ernest Gold
Cinematography
Ernest Laszlo (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
United Artists / Stanley Kramer Productions
Genre
Drama | Courtroom Drama. 1920s. Education. Religion. Based On A True Story
Synopsis / Plot
Teacher B.T. Cates is arrested for teaching Darwin's theories. Famous lawyer Henry Drummond defends him; fundamentalist politician Matthew Brady prosecutes. This is a very thinly disguised rendition of the 1925 "Scopes monkey trial" with debates between Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan taken largely from the transcripts.
Awards
1960: 4 Nominations for Oscar: Actor (Tracy), Cinematography B&W, Editing, adap. screenplay
1960: Golden Globes: 2 Nominations, including Best Film - Drama
1960: Berlin Film Festival: Silver Bear - Best Actor (Fredric March)
1960: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best Films
1960: BAFTA Awards: 3 Nominations including Best Film
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