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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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Rev. Jeremiah Brown: [preaching] Oh, Lord of the tempest and the thunder, strike down this sinner, as thou did thine enemies of old in the days of the Pharaohs! Let him know the terror of thy sword! Let his soul, for all eternity, writhe in anguish and damnation!
Rachel Brown: No! No, Pa! Don't pray to destroy Bert!
Rev. Jeremiah Brown: Lord! We ask this same curse for those who ask grace for this sinner! Though they be blood of my blood and flesh of my FLESH!


Matthew Harrison Brady: But your client is wrong. He is deluded. He has lost his way.
Henry Drummond: It's a shame we don't all possess your positive knowledge of what is right and what is wrong, Mr. Brady.


E. K. Hornbeck: [about Drummond] The Athiest who believes in God.


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The title of the movie comes from the Book of Proverbs, 11:29: "He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind."
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.
When Stanley Kramer offered the role of E.K. Hornbeck to Gene Kelly, Kelly initially turned it down. Kramer told him that his co-stars would be Fredric March and Spencer Tracy, and Kelly changed his mind. This was a risky move on Kramer's part, as he had not yet asked March or Tracy to participate.
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