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.
(Original Trailer)
In the twenties, a schoolteacher creates a national furor by teaching evolution in his class in Inherit the Wind (1960), directed by Stanley Kramer an (more…)
(Movie Clip) Time
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…)
(Movie Clip) Read Your Darwin
Preliminaries in the rural Tennessee trial over the teaching of evolution in public school, heavyweight lawyers Brady (Fredric March) and Drummond (Sp (more…)
(Movie Clip) That's Evolution For You
Drummond (Spencer Tracy), based on lawyer Clarence Darrow, with Gene Kelly his newsman sidekick, arrives at the rural hotel where he meets both Mrs. ( (more…)
(Movie Clip) We Are Simple Folk
Named an honorary colonel in the state militia, Matthew Brady (based on three-time presidential nominee William Jennings Bryan) works the crowd in adv (more…)
(Movie Promo) Inherit The Wind, 1960
A TCM original on our October, 2012 Star Of The Month, Spencer Tracy, and his performance in Inherit The Wind, 1960, airing Monday the 29th at 8pm ET.
(Movie Clip) Heaven Has Chosen Us
Early events, teacher Cates (Dick York) is apprehended, and civic leaders (Claude Akins the preacher, Philip Coolidge the mayor, Wendell Holmes the ba (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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