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Inherit the Wind (1960)

NR 1960-10-12 (US) Drama 2h 8m
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It’s all about the fabulous “Monkey Trial” that rocked America!


Schoolteacher Bertram Cates is arrested for teaching his students Darwin's theory of evolution. The case receives national attention and one of the newspaper reporters, E.K. Hornbeck, arranges to bring in renowned defense attorney and atheist Henry Drummond to defend Cates. The prosecutor, Matthew Brady is a former presidential candidate, famous evangelist, and old adversary of Drummond.

  1. Stanley Kramer


  2. Nedrick Young


  3. Harold Jacob Smith


  4. Jerome Lawrence


  5. Robert E. Lee


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  1. Spencer Tracy

    Spencer Tracy

    Henry Drummond

  2. Fredric March

    Fredric March

    Matthew Harrison Brady

  3. Gene Kelly

    Gene Kelly

    E.K. Hornbeck

  4. Dick York

    Dick York

    Bertram T. Cates

  5. Donna Anderson

    Donna Anderson

    Rachel Brown

  6. Harry Morgan

    Harry Morgan

    Judge Mel

  7. Claude Akins

    Claude Akins

    Rev. Jeremiah Brown

  8. Elliott Reid

    Elliott Reid

    Prosecutor Tom Davenport

  9. Paul Hartman

    Paul Hartman

    Bailiff Mort Meeker

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Inherit the Wind
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Original Language English

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