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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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E. K. Hornbeck: [about Barry] He's the only man I know who can strut sitting down.


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


E. K. Hornbeck: [about Brady] How do you write an obituary about a man who's been dead for thirty years?


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When Drummond's attempt to call scientific experts to the stand to testify in behalf of the defense is thwarted, Stanley Kramer adds a couple of elements from the actual Scopes Trial, combining the fiery closing of Clarence Darrow's speech on the motion to quash the indictment with the change in which Judge Raulston cited Darrow for contempt.
Based on the true events of the Scopes Monkey Trial which took place in Dayton, Tennessee in 1925.
Was the first in-flight movie ever shown on Trans World Airlines.
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