Inherit the Wind
- Original title
Inherit the Wind
- Running time
- 127 min.
- United States
Harold Jacob Smith, Nedrick Young (Theater: Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee)
Ernest Laszlo (B&W)
Noah Berry Jr.,
United Artists / Stanley Kramer Productions
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.
: 4 Nominations for Oscar: Actor (Tracy), Cinematography B&W, Editing, adap. screenplay
: Golden Globes: 2 Nominations, including Best Film - Drama
: Berlin Film Festival: Silver Bear - Best Actor (Fredric March)
: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best Films
: BAFTA Awards: 3 Nominations including Best Film
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