Inherit the Wind quotes

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Teacher B.T. Cates is arrested for teaching Darwin's theories. Famous lawyer Henry Drummond defends him; fundamentalist politician Matthew Brady prosecutes. This is a very thinly disguised rendition of the 1925 "Scopes monkey trial" with debates between Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan taken largely from the transcripts.

Director: Stanley Kramer
Writer: Nedrick Young (screenplay), Harold Jacob Smith (screenplay), Jerome Lawrence (play), Robert E. Lee (play)
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
Year: 1960
MetaScore: 75/100
ImdbRating: 8.1
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 30 Aug 1960
Awards: Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations.

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Henry Drummond - Spencer Tracy
Matthew Harrison Brady - Fredric March
E. K. Hornbeck - Gene Kelly
Bertram T. Cates - Dick York
Rachel Brown - Donna Anderson
Judge Mel Coffey - Harry Morgan
Rev. Jeremiah Brown - Claude Akins
Prosecutor Tom Davenport - Elliott Reid
Bailiff Mort Meeker - Paul Hartman
Mayor Jason Carter - Philip Coolidge
Howard - Jimmy Boyd
John Stebbins - Noah Beery Jr.
WGN Radio Technician - Norman Fell
George Sillers - Gordon Polk
Mrs. Krebs - Righteous Townswoman - Hope Summers
Jessie H. Dunlap - Ray Teal
Mrs. Stebbins - Renee Godfrey
Sarah Brady - Florence Eldridge
Courtroom Spectator - John Alban
Townsman - Leon Alton
Courtroom Spectator - Don Ames
Courtroom Reporter - Don Anderson
Courtroom Reporter - Eddie Baker
Townsman - Frank Baker
Courtroom Spectator - Alex Ball
Townsman - John Barton
Townsman - Brandon Beach
Fundamentalist Woman - Gail Bonney
Courtroom Spectator - Chet Brandenburg
Courtroom Photographer - Brad Brown
Townsman - Ralph Bucko
Courtroom Spectator - George Calliga
Townsman - Dick Cherney
Courtroom Reporter - Oliver Cross
Eskimo Pie Vendor in Courtroom - Jack Daly
Townsman - Richard Deacon
Townsman - Jack Deery
Dr. John - Lester Dorr
Banker / Critic at Town Meeting - George Dunn
Bollinger - Donald Elson
Courtroom Reporter - Adolph Faylauer
Courtroom Spectator - Duke Fishman
Courtroom Spectator - Raoul Freeman
Threatening Spectator - David Fresco
Courtroom Spectator - Kay Garrett
Courtroom Spectator - Helen Gereghty
Courtroom Spectator - Joseph Glick
Townswoman - Signe Hack
Dr. Amos Keller - Stuart Hall
Man Yelling at Brady Welcome - Joseph Hamilton
Townsman - Sam Harris
Dr. Britton's Tonic Spieler with Chimp - Earle Hodgins
Townsman - Tex Holden
Banker - Critic at City Meeting - Wendell Holmes
Townsman - Shep Houghton
Courtroom Spectator - Colin Kenny
Courtroom Spectator - Johnny Kern
Townsman - Perk Lazelle
Courtroom Spectator - King Lockwood
Townsman - Hank Mann
Reporter in Courtroom - Thomas Martin
Harry Esterbrook - Harp McGuire
Courtroom Spectator - Frank Mills
Townsman - Hans Moebus
Sam - Deputy Arresting Cates - Robert Osterloh
Courtroom Spectator - Stephen Paylow
Courtroom Reporter - Bob Perry
Courtroom Spectator - Joe Ploski
Townsman - 'Snub' Pollard
Courtroom Spectator - Paul Power
Courtroom Reporter - Waclaw Rekwart
Townsman - John Rice
Townsman - Addison Richards
Woman Diner - Leoda Richards
Townsman - Robert Robinson
Courtroom Spectator - Scott Seaton
Townsman - Stephen Soldi
Courtroom Reporter - Rudy Sooter
Courtroom Spectator - Bert Stevens
Courtroom Spectator - Martin Strader
Juror - Hal Taggart
Courtroom Spectator - Harry Tenbrook
Courtroom Spectator - George Tracy
Hotel Clerk - Charles Wagenheim
Hillsboro Salesman - Justice Watson
Bible Salesman - Will Wright