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Inherit the Wind (1960) Movie Information

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Inherit the Wind (1960)
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Overall Rank:

1129

Avg. Rating:

2.98/4

# of Ratings:

62

Genres:

Drama, Historical

Rating:

PG

Language:

English

Theater Date:

11/01/1960

Director:

Stanley Kramer

Actors:

Spencer Tracy
Fredric March
Gene Kelly
Dick York
Donna Anderson
Harry Morgan

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

Based on the Scopes trial which took place in the '20s: Creationism versus Evolution. -- MaceeRae

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Yojimbo 11/16/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Inherit The Wind tackles a fascinating topic as the worlds of science and religion collide over the teaching of the theory of evolution in American schools. Very stagy but thought provoking without being judgemental and Gene Kelly provides able support as a cynical reporter. It's astonishing to think that the debate is still going on half a century later...

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02/19/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Science? Religion? It's all in your head anyway...

Stanley Kramer's courtroom drama fixates on the dichotomy of science and religion, specifically evolution. Based on a play that fictionalizes the historic Scopes trial of 1925, screen legends Spencer Tracy and Frederic March spar with one another on the issue as to whether a schoolteacher on trial ought to be penalized for teaching evolution to his students.
The script benefits from the fact that it addresses the conflict not as a matter of science vs. religion but rather freedom of speech and freedom of thought being threatened even if unintentionally. It certainly (and thankfully) does not paint creationism in a positive light but it's not entirely negative but more misguided and fueled by zealousness rather than pure ignorance.
The characters are all given personal reasons for choo...

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