Inherit the wind

United States, 1960

Film
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Inspired by the famous “Monkey Trial” of 1925, when a school teacher in Tennessee stood accused of teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution, this outstanding courtroom drama embodies the century old debate between Evolutionists and Creationists. The tightly woven script is highlighted by the timeless performances of Spencer Tracy and Fredric March as the defense and prosecution attorneys, Gene Kelly as the cynical, progressive reporter and Dick York as the young teacher.

Credits

producer/director

Stanley Kramer

production company

United Artists Corporation

Language

English

Duration

02:02:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

39208

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers → Courtroom films and programs

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Trials in motion pictures

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Creationism

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Evolution (Biology) - Religious aspects

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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