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Inherit the Wind

Oscar-nominated screen adaptation of the notorious 1925 Tennessee 'Monkey Trial', in which a young teacher stood accused of violating state law by teaching Darwin's theory of evolution. A celebrated liberal defence lawyer takes on a fundamentalist prosecutor as an intense, compelling drama unfolds in the stifling heat and electric atmosphere of a small-town courtroom.

2 hours, 7 minutes

Last on

Mon 2 Feb 2009 23:30


Role Contributor
Matthew Harrison BradyFredric March
DirectorStanley Kramer
Henry DrummondSpencer Tracy
E K HornbeckGene Kelly
Mrs Sarah BradyFlorence Eldridge
Bertram T CatesDick York