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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: [about Brady] He's the only man I know who can strut sitting down.


[a crowd burns the teacher in effigy]
E. K. Hornbeck: Well, those are the boobs that make our laws. That's the democratic process.


E. K. Hornbeck: You look like you need a drink.
Henry Drummond: What I need is a miracle.
E. K. Hornbeck: Miracle, eh? Here's a whole bag of them,
[tosses a Bible at Henry Drummond]
E. K. Hornbeck: Courtesy of Matthew Harrison Brady.


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Facts about

The character Henry Drummond is based on real-life attorney Clarence Darrow. Matthew Harrison Brady is based on William Jennings Bryan. Schoolteacher Bertram T. Cates is based on schoolteacher John Thomas Scopes (hence "Scopes Monkey Trial").
Dick York's final feature film.
There are several references to "chautauqua meetings" and "chautuqua tents" throughout the film. "Chautauqua" was an education movement for adults in the US. The movement was highly popular at the end of the 19th and in the early 20th centuries. Chautauqua meetings spread throughout rural America until the mid-1920s. William Jennings Bryan (represented in the film by "Matthew Brady") was a popular speaker at Chautauquas. Chautauqua meetings or assemblies brought a variety of entertainment and culture for the whole community, with a range of speakers, musicians, etc.
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