"Inherit the Wind" quotes

Inherit the Wind poster
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.

Director: Stanley Kramer
Writer: Nedrick Young, Harold Jacob Smith, Jerome Lawrence
Production: N/A
Genre: drama, history
Year: 1960
MetaScore: 75/100
ImdbRating: 8.1
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 30 Aug 1960
Awards: Nominated for 4 Oscars. 3 wins & 11 nominations total

83 Clips

There is only one great truth in the world - Inherit the Wind 00:06
There is only one great truth in the world
For our science lesson for today - Inherit the Wind 01:07
For our science lesson for today
Give me that old time religion - Inherit the Wind 01:10
Give me that old time religion
Hillsboro heavenly Hillsboro the buckle on the Bible Belt - Inherit the Wind 00:06
Hillsboro heavenly Hillsboro the buckle on the Bible Belt
I was always more afraid of you than of falling - Inherit the Wind 00:05
I was always more afraid of you than of falling
Hooligans of the world - Inherit the Wind 00:09
Hooligans of the world
What kind of life could we have if I gave up now - Inherit the Wind 00:07
What kind of life could we have if I gave up now
What goes on in this town is not necessarily the Christian religion every place else either - Inherit the Wind 00:08
What goes on in this town is not necessarily the Christian...
How do you write an obituary about a man who's been dead for thirty years - Inherit the Wind 00:06
How do you write an obituary about a man who's been dead for...
Do you know that at the top of the world - Inherit the Wind 00:08
Do you know that at the top of the world
According to Bertram Cates - Inherit the Wind 00:18
According to Bertram Cates
What I need is a miracle - Inherit the Wind 00:14
What I need is a miracle
The Athiest who believes in God - Inherit the Wind 00:05
The Athiest who believes in God
And what are their rewards - Inherit the Wind 00:21
And what are their rewards
What are you trying to prove anyway - Inherit the Wind 00:41
What are you trying to prove anyway
We'll hang Bertram Cates to a sour apple tree - Inherit the Wind 00:38
We'll hang Bertram Cates to a sour apple tree
Disillusionment is what little heroes are made of - Inherit the Wind 00:07
Disillusionment is what little heroes are made of
What do you think - Inherit the Wind 00:59
What do you think
A fine biblical scholar - Inherit the Wind 00:50
A fine biblical scholar
The Bible satisfies me - Inherit the Wind 00:16
The Bible satisfies me
Brady talk - Inherit the Wind 00:51
Brady talk
I am more interested in the 'Rock of Ages' than I am in the age of rocks - Inherit the Wind 00:08
I am more interested in the 'Rock of Ages' than I am in the...
Lord of the tempest and the thunder - Inherit the Wind 00:37
Lord of the tempest and the thunder
Drift apart - Inherit the Wind 00:08
Drift apart
I trust it was in three separate elections - Inherit the Wind 00:17
I trust it was in three separate elections
And he's in jail - Inherit the Wind 00:08
And he's in jail
They're seeking something more perfect than what they have - Inherit the Wind 00:10
They're seeking something more perfect than what they have
You're about to get a haircut - Inherit the Wind 00:06
You're about to get a haircut
That poses a pretty problem Which is hungrier my stomach or my soul - Inherit the Wind 00:07
That poses a pretty problem Which is hungrier my stomach or...
Welcome to Hell - Inherit the Wind 00:06
Welcome to Hell
Only with the sound of my own words - Inherit the Wind 00:09
Only with the sound of my own words
Glad you asked me that - Inherit the Wind 00:23
Glad you asked me that
Bert Cates - Inherit the Wind 00:41
Bert Cates
Whatever happened to silent prayer - Inherit the Wind 00:04
Whatever happened to silent prayer
You can't live in both - Inherit the Wind 00:05
You can't live in both
Don't you see - Inherit the Wind 00:07
Don't you see
Welcome to Hillsboro sir - Inherit the Wind 00:10
Welcome to Hillsboro sir
God speaks to Brady and Brady tells the world - Inherit the Wind 00:26
God speaks to Brady and Brady tells the world
Sit down Samson You're about to get a haircut - Inherit the Wind 00:06
Sit down Samson You're about to get a haircut
The Gospel according to Brady - Inherit the Wind 01:00
The Gospel according to Brady
I'm getting damn sick of you - Inherit the Wind 00:23
I'm getting damn sick of you
Don't you see what's happening - Inherit the Wind 00:37
Don't you see what's happening
At the funeral - Inherit the Wind 00:40
At the funeral
Those are the boobs that make our laws - Inherit the Wind 00:07
Those are the boobs that make our laws
He that sups with the devil must have a long spoon - Inherit the Wind 00:07
He that sups with the devil must have a long spoon
As long as the prerequisite for that shining paradise is ignorance - Inherit the Wind 00:11
As long as the prerequisite for that shining paradise is...
Drummond and I have worked side by side in many battles for the common folk - Inherit the Wind 00:21
Drummond and I have worked side by side in many battles for...
Youth can be so pure - Inherit the Wind 00:58
Youth can be so pure
Your Honor - Inherit the Wind 00:46
Your Honor
I know what Bert is going through - Inherit the Wind 00:41
I know what Bert is going through
The Bible is a book - Inherit the Wind 00:08
The Bible is a book
But your client is wrong - Inherit the Wind 00:13
But your client is wrong
We're growing a strange crop of agnostics this year - Inherit the Wind 00:08
We're growing a strange crop of agnostics this year
He's the only man I know who can strut sitting down - Inherit the Wind 00:07
He's the only man I know who can strut sitting down
You're not supposed to say  Hell - Inherit the Wind 00:15
You're not supposed to say Hell
Is that the way of things - Inherit the Wind 00:17
Is that the way of things
Colonel Drummond - Inherit the Wind 00:36
Colonel Drummond
I do hateful things for which people love me - Inherit the Wind 00:21
I do hateful things for which people love me
Don't you understand the meaning of what happened here today - Inherit the Wind 00:36
Don't you understand the meaning of what happened here today
Which is hungrier - Inherit the Wind 00:31
Which is hungrier
Mr Brady it's the duty of a newspaper - Inherit the Wind 00:09
Mr Brady it's the duty of a newspaper
Remember the wisdom of Solomon in the book of Proverbs - Inherit the Wind 00:12
Remember the wisdom of Solomon in the book of Proverbs
You're the stranger - Inherit the Wind 00:13
You're the stranger
All right - Inherit the Wind 00:35
All right
My old friend - Inherit the Wind 00:14
My old friend
The individual human mind - Inherit the Wind 00:30
The individual human mind
I don't swear just for the hell of it - Inherit the Wind 00:15
I don't swear just for the hell of it
I do not think about things I do not think about - Inherit the Wind 00:09
I do not think about things I do not think about
We must not abandon faith - Inherit the Wind 01:02
We must not abandon faith
It's good enough for me - Inherit the Wind 00:29
It's good enough for me
Clears throat - Inherit the Wind 00:11
Clears throat
That first day - Inherit the Wind 00:36
That first day
Not till recent Tell me something - Inherit the Wind 00:37
Not till recent Tell me something
And I object to all this Col - Inherit the Wind 00:36
And I object to all this Col
Looks like you're going out in a blaze of glory - Inherit the Wind 00:37
Looks like you're going out in a blaze of glory
He Died Fighting - Inherit the Wind 00:37
He Died Fighting
Tell them what your father really said - Inherit the Wind 00:35
Tell them what your father really said
Looks like you're going out in a blaze of glory counselor - Inherit the Wind 00:35
Looks like you're going out in a blaze of glory counselor
He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind - Inherit the Wind 00:12
He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind
Progress has never been a bargain - Inherit the Wind 00:35
Progress has never been a bargain
That you've moved so far away from me - Inherit the Wind 00:14
That you've moved so far away from me
Well well Colonel Drummond - Inherit the Wind 00:36
Well well Colonel Drummond
Walking down an empty street - Inherit the Wind 02:39
Walking down an empty street

Cast

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