Inherit The Wind

  • 1960
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Absorbing, if long-winded courtroom drama bolstered by two fine central performances from Tracy and March. In the summer of 1925 the sovereign state of Tennessee played host to one of the most spectacular and ludicrous court trials in the history of American jurisprudence. A teacher named John T. Scopes had been arrested for teaching Darwin's theories of...read more

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(Movie Intro) Mark Mothersbaugh
Film composer, pop star and TCM Guest Programmer Mark Mothersbaugh joins Robert Osborne to introduce Inherit the Wind, 1960.
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Henry Drummond (Spencer Tracy) and Matthew Harrison Brady (Fredric March) go head to head over biblical time in this courtroom scene from Inherit the (more…)

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Version of the Broadway hit about 1925's Scopes "Monkey Trial" in Tennessee, where high-school teacher John Scopes was arrested for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution in violation of state law. The resulting trial brought together two titans of the lega (more…)

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Absorbing, if long-winded courtroom drama bolstered by two fine central performances from Tracy and March. In the summer of 1925 the sovereign state of Tennessee played host to one of the most spectacular and ludicrous court trials in the history of Ameri… (more)

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