almost 5 years
A Classic! One of my favs of all time! "Do you think about the things you do think about?"
almost 7 years
A classic with powerful actors expressing profound evergreen ideas about faith and reason.
Inherit the Wind is a 1960 Hollywood film adaptation of the play of the same name, written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee, directed by Stanley Kramer.
It stars Spencer Tracy as lawyer Henry Drummond and Fredric March as his friend and rival Matthew Harrison Brady, also featuring Gene Kelly, Dick York, Harry Morgan, Donna Anderson, Claude Akins, Noah Beery, Jr., Florence Eldridge, and Jimmy Boyd.
The script was adapted by Nedrick Young (originally as Nathan E. Douglas) and Harold Jacob Smith.
Inherit the Wind is a parable that fictionalizes the 1925 Scopes "Monkey" Trial as a means to discuss McCarthyism. Written in response to the chilling effect of the McCarthy era investigations on intellectual discourse, the play (and film) are critical of creationism.
It was remade in 1999, co-starring Jack Lemmon as Drummond and George C. Scott as Brady.
In a small Southern town, a school teacher, Bertram Cates, is about to stand trial. His offense: Introducing to his students the...