Inherit the Wind*
- 1960 ----- b & w ----- 127 min ----- vhs
(Produced and directed by Stanley Kramer, based upon the play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee; with Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, Dick York) A small Tennessee town gained national attention in 1925 when a high school biology teacher was arrested for violating state law and teaching Darwin's Theory of Evolution in the classroom. The famed "Monkey Trial" that followed with its brilliant debate between Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan is the basis for this production.
(Restricted to classroom use only)
- Topics: (Anthropology: Biological, Drama, Motion Pictures: Features)