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Inherit the Wind

1960 Rated NR 2hr 8m

Spencer Tracy (in an Oscar-nominated role) and Fredric March square off as opposing attorneys Henry Drummond and Matthew Harrison Brady, respectively, in this blistering courtroom drama about the famed 1925 "Scopes Monkey Trial," in which a Tennessee teacher was taken to task for teaching Darwinism in the classroom. The film also earned Oscar nods for its editing, screenplay and cinematography. Gene Kelly co-stars as a newspaper reporter.

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Movie Details

1961 BAFTA®
1961 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
1961 Academy Award®
  • Best Cinematography Black and White nominee
  • Best Writing Adapted Screenplay nominee
  • Best Film Editing nominee
  • Best Actor nominee: Spencer Tracy
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Common Sense rating OK for kids 12+
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.66:1


French, Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital Mono, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; trailer.