Inherit the Wind 1960

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Inherit the Wind ★★★★ 1960

Powerful courtroom drama, based on the Broadway play, is actually a fictionalized version of the infamous Scopes “Monkey Trial” of 1925. Tracy is the defense attorney for the schoolteacher on trial for teaching Darwin's Theory of Evolution to a group of students in a small town ruled by religion. March is the prosecutor seeking to put the teacher behind bars and restore religion to the schools. 128m/B VHS, DVD . Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Florence Eldridge, Gene Kelly, Dick York, Donna Anderson, Harry (Henry) Morgan, Elliott Reid, Philip Coolidge, Claude Akins, Noah Beery Jr., Norman Fell; D: Stanley Kramer; W: Nedrick Young, Harold Jacob Smith; C: Ernest Laszlo; M: Ernest Gold. Berlin Intl. Film Fest. ‘60: Actor (March).