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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 será tua herança / Inherit the Wind (1961)

By Lê on Apr 12, 2014 From Critica Retro

O vento será tua herança / Inherit the Wind (1961) “O vento será tua herança” é um filme, sobretudo, sobre as relações entre o velho e o novo. O tema principal é o embate entre religião e ciência e, por consequência, entre as velhas e novas crenças. E na tela vemos atores de diver... Read full article


O vento será tua herança / Inherit the Wind (1961)

By Lê on Apr 12, 2014 From Critica Retro

O vento será tua herança / Inherit the Wind (1961) “O vento será tua herança” é um filme, sobretudo, sobre as relações entre o velho e o novo. O tema principal é o embate entre religião e ciência e, por consequência, entre as velhas e novas crenças. E na tela vemos atores de diver... Read full article


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Quotes from

E. K. Hornbeck: He that sups with the devil must have a long spoon.


Rachel Brown: Don't you see? Bert didn't think it was fair that a little child couldn't go to Heaven.


Rachel Brown: [addressing the court about the Stebbeins boy] He went swimming in the river with the other boys, he got a cramp and drowned. At the funeral, my father said that Tommy's soul couldn't pass on to Heaven.
Bertram T. Cates: Tell them what your father really said, that Tommy's soul was damned and burning in hellfire! Religion is supposed to comfort people, not scare them to death!


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Facts about

A venireman is the technical name for someone called to jury duty by the order of a judge.
A young Burt Reynolds got to visit the set and watch some of the courtroom scenes being filmed because he was doing some TV work nearby and Spencer Tracy was one of his idols.
Based on the true events of the Scopes Monkey Trial which took place in Dayton, Tennessee in 1925.
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