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Inherit the Wind

  • Film

Time Out says

Courtroom drama meets pious liberalism in this stolid adaptation of the Jerome Lawrence-Robert E Lee play about the Tennessee 'Monkey Trial' of 1925 (when a young schoolmaster - played by York - was indicted for illegally teaching Darwinian theory). Tolerably gripping in its old-fashioned way, thanks chiefly to old pro performances from Tracy and March as the rival lawyers and ideologists, but rather let down by Kelly's inadequacy as the cynical journalist who is comfortably denounced as the real villain of the piece.
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Release Details

  • Duration:128 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Stanley Kramer
  • Screenwriter:Harold Jacob Smith, Ned Young
  • Cast:
    • Florence Eldridge
    • Gene Kelly
    • Fredric March
    • Harry Morgan
    • Donna Anderson
    • Dick York
    • Noah Berry Jr
    • Spencer Tracy
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