Inherit the Wind

Inherit the Wind poster
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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Movie Video Clips

We must not abandon faith - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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We must not abandon faith
My old friend - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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My old friend
The individual human mind - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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The individual human mind
I don't swear just for the hell of it - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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I don't swear just for the hell of it
I do not think about things I do not think about - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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I do not think about things I do not...
Colonel Drummond - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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Colonel Drummond
All right - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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All right
You're the stranger - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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You're the stranger
Which is hungrier - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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Which is hungrier
Remember the wisdom of Solomon in the book of Proverbs - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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Remember the wisdom of Solomon in the...
He that sups with the devil must have a long spoon - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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He that sups with the devil must have a...
But your client is wrong - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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But your client is wrong
The Bible is a book - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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The Bible is a book
Your Honor - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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Your Honor
Youth can be so pure - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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Youth can be so pure
Those are the boobs that make our laws - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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Those are the boobs that make our laws
At the funeral - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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At the funeral
Welcome to Hillsboro sir - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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Welcome to Hillsboro sir
Don't you see what's happening - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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Don't you see what's happening
You're about to get a haircut - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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You're about to get a haircut
Drummond and I have worked side by side in many battles for the common folk - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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Drummond and I have worked side by side...
As long as the prerequisite for that shining paradise is ignorance - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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As long as the prerequisite for that...
Walking down an empty street - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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Walking down an empty street
The Gospel according to Brady - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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The Gospel according to Brady
Whatever happened to silent prayer - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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Whatever happened to silent prayer
Bert Cates - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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Bert Cates
I'm getting damn sick of you - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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I'm getting damn sick of you
Glad you asked me that - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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Glad you asked me that
Only with the sound of my own words - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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Only with the sound of my own words
Welcome to Hell - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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Welcome to Hell
Don't you see - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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Don't you see
And he's in jail - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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And he's in jail
You can't live in both - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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You can't live in both
I trust it was in three separate elections - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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I trust it was in three separate...
Drift apart - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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Drift apart
Lord of the tempest and the thunder - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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Lord of the tempest and the thunder
The Athiest who believes in God - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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The Athiest who believes in God
We'll hang Bertram Cates to a sour apple tree - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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We'll hang Bertram Cates to a sour apple...
What are you trying to prove anyway - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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What are you trying to prove anyway
Brady talk - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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Brady talk
I was always more afraid of you than of falling - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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I was always more afraid of you than of...
Do you know that at the top of the world - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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Do you know that at the top of the world
What goes on in this town is not necessarily the Christian religion every place else either - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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What goes on in this town is not...
Give me that old time religion - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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Give me that old time religion
For our science lesson for today - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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For our science lesson for today
There is only one great truth in the world - screenshot from movie Inherit the Wind
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There is only one great truth in the...

Movie Quotes

Movie 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