Inherit the Wind

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Inherit the Wind

politician teacher lawyer trial courtroom evolution rhetoric scopes monkey trial judiciary courtroom drama

Inherit the Wind

Release Date: July 07, 1960

Year    :   1960
Slogan    :   «It’s all about the fabulous “Monkey Trial” that rocked America!»
Genres    :   Drama, History
Production Companies    :   Stanley Kramer Productions, United Artists
Director    :   Stanley Kramer
Producers    :   Lynn Stalmaster, Stanley Kramer, James Lister, Herman Shumlin, Clem Beauchamp
Writers    :   Nedrick Young, Harold Jacob Smith, Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee
RunTime    :   128 mins.

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.




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