Inherit the Wind Overview:

Inherit the Wind (1960) was a Drama - Historical Film directed by Stanley Kramer and produced by Stanley Kramer.

Academy Awards 1960 --- Ceremony Number 33 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorSpencer TracyNominated
Best CinematographyErnest LaszloNominated
Best Film EditingFrederic KnudtsonNominated
Best WritingNedrick Young, Harold Jacob SmithNominated
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He That Troubleth His Own House Shall "Inherit the Wind"

By Rick29 on Jun 2, 2016 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Fredric March and Spencer Tracy. Based on the celebrated stage play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, this 1960 film adaptation is a fictionalized account of the Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925. In that landmark case, renowned attorney Clarence Darrow defended John Scopes, a Tennessee schoolteacher... Read full article


Inherit the Wind (1960, Stanley Kramer)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Feb 20, 2015 From The Stop Button

A lot of Inherit the Wind is about ideas and not small ones, but big ones. Director Kramer is careful with how big he lets the film get with these ideas, because even though Inherit the Wind is about Darwin vs. the Bible as its biggest idea, the smaller ideas are the more significant ones. And when ... Read full article


From Stage to Screen: INHERIT THE WIND

By Aurora on Oct 19, 2014 From Once Upon a Screen

On July 10, 1925 John Scopes, a twenty-four-year old general biology teacher and part-time football coach walked into the Rhea County Courthouse in Dayton, Tennessee charged with illegally teaching the theory of evolution. ?Although the Scopes Trial would be known in association with his name the &#... Read full article


O vento ser? tua heran?a / Inherit the Wind (1961)

By L? on Apr 12, 2014 From Critica Retro

O vento ser? tua heran?a / Inherit the Wind (1961) “O vento ser? tua heran?a” ? um filme, sobretudo, sobre as rela??es entre o velho e o novo. O tema principal ? o embate entre religi?o e ci?ncia e, por consequ?ncia, entre as velhas e novas cren?as. E na tela vemos atores de diver... Read full article


O vento ser? tua heran?a / Inherit the Wind (1961)

By L? on Apr 12, 2014 From Critica Retro

O vento ser? tua heran?a / Inherit the Wind (1961) “O vento ser? tua heran?a” ? um filme, sobretudo, sobre as rela??es entre o velho e o novo. O tema principal ? o embate entre religi?o e ci?ncia e, por consequ?ncia, entre as velhas e novas cren?as. E na tela vemos atores de diver... Read full article


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Quotes from

E. K. Hornbeck: Aw, Henry! Why don't you wake up? Darwin was wrong. Man's still an ape. His creed's still a totem pole. When he first achieved the upright position, he took a look at the stars - thought they were something to eat. When he couldn't reach them, he decided they were groceries belonging to a bigger creature; that's how Jehovah was born.
Henry Drummond: I wish I had your worm's-eye view of history. It would certainly make things a lot easier.
E. K. Hornbeck: Oh ho, no! Not for you. No, you'd still be spending your time trying to make sense out of what is laughingly referred to as the "human race." Why don't you take your blinders off? Don't you know the future's already obsolete? You think man still has a noble destiny. Well I tell you he's already started on his backward march to the salt and stupecy from which he came.
Henry Drummond: What about men like Bert Cates?
E. K. Hornbeck: Cates? A monkey who tried to fly. Cates climbed to the top of the totem pole, but then he jumped. And there was nobody there to catch him. Not even you.


Henry Drummond: Progress has never been a bargain. You have to pay for it.
Henry Drummond: Sometimes I think there's a man who sits behind a counter and says, "All right, you can have a telephone but you lose privacy and the charm of distance.
Henry Drummond: Madam, you may vote but at a price. You lose the right to retreat behind the powder puff or your petticoat.
Henry Drummond: Mister, you may conquer the air but the birds will lose their wonder and the clouds will smell of gasoline."


Henry Drummond: The Gospel according to Brady! God speaks to Brady, and Brady tells the world! Brady, Brady, Brady, Almighty!
Matthew Harrison Brady: All of you know what I stand for - what I believe! I believe in the truth of the Book of Genesis! Exodus! Leviticus! Numbers! Deuteronomy! Joshua! Judges! Ruth! First Samuel! Second Samuel! First Kings! Second Kings! Isaiah! Jeremiah! Lamentations! Ezekiel!...


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Facts about

The real-life John Scopes upon whom the Bertram Cates was based had an unusual epilogue of his own. After the famous trial, he was approached by a representative of the University of Chicago, which offered him a scholarship for graduate study in geology. Scopes then did geological field work in Venezuela for Gulf Oil of South America, and went on to make a name for himself in the field of geology.
The subplot concerning Cates' engagement to the Rev. Brown's daughter Rachel, and Brady's manipulation of the girl to give damaging testimony at the trial, is entirely fictional. The real-life John Thomas Scopes had no known fiancée or girlfriend at the time of the trial.
The actual Scopes Monkey Trial testimony was quite dull, until Darrow (Drummond) called Bryan (Brady) as a defense witness. Firing questions about the earth's origins and Adam and Eve, Darrow quickly forced Bryan into raging contradictions, proving his point that the Bible, in light of scientific knowledge, cannot be interpreted literally.
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