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Inherit the Wind (1960)

128 min - Drama, History - 24 June 1960
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This gripping adaptation of the Jerome Lawrence-Robert E. Lee play examines an issue that still causes great controversy: the role religion should play in the schools.

Director:  Stanley Kramer
Writers:  Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee
Stars:  Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, Dick York, Donna Anderson, Harry Morgan, Claude Akins, Elliott Reid, Paul Hartman, Philip Coolidge, Jimmy Boyd, Noah Beery, Jr., Norman Fell, Hope Summers, Ray Teal, Renee Godfrey, Florence Eldridge, Leon Alton, Frank Baker, Ralph Bucko, Sam Harris, Shep Houghton, Hans Moebus, 'Snub' Pollard, Robert Robinson, Eddie Baker, Adolph Faylauer, Bob Perry, Waclaw Rekwart, Stephen Soldi, Rudy Sooter, Gail Bonney, Jack Daly, Lester Dorr, Donald Elson, Colin Kenny, Frank Mills, Joe Ploski, Scott Seaton, Bert Stevens, Harry Tenbrook, David Fresco, Stuart Hall, Joseph Hamilton, Earle Hodgins, Wendell Holmes, Thomas Martin, Harp McGuire, Robert Osterloh, Leoda Richards, Hal Taggart, Charles Wagenheim, Justice Watson, Will Wright, Duke Fishman, Dick Cherney

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This gripping adaptation of the Jerome Lawrence-Robert E. Lee play examines an issue that still causes great controversy: the role religion should play in the schools.



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Genres: Drama, History

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English, French, Spanish
Release Date:  24 June 1960

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Stanley Kramer Productions

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 08 min

Academy Award Nominations

ACTOR — Spencer Tracy {“Henry Drummond”}
CINEMATOGRAPHY (Black-and-White) — Ernest Laszlo
FILM EDITING — Frederic Knudtson
WRITING (Screenplay–based on material from another medium) — Nedrick Young, Harold Jacob Smith

[NOTE: Upon request of his widow and upon recommendation of the Writers Branch Executive Committee, the Board of Governors voted on June 22, 1993, to restore the name of Nedrick Young to the nominations and award presented to Nathan E. Douglas (Mr. Young’s pseudonym during the blacklisting period).]


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