Inherit the Wind Poster

Release Date: November 1st, 1960

DVD Release Date: December 11th, 2001

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 7 min

Plot Summary
In the 1920s, Tennessee schoolteacher Bertram Cates (Dick York) is put on trial for violating the Butler Act, a state law that prohibits public school teachers from teaching evolution instead of creationism. Drawing intense national attention in the media with writer E. K. Hornbeck (Gene Kelly) reporting, two of the nation's leading lawyers go head to head: Matthew Harrison Brady (Fredric March) for the prosecution, and Henry Drummond (Spencer Tracy) for the defense.

Cast: Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, Florence Eldridge, Dick York, Harry Morgan, Donna Anderson, Elliott Reid

Director: Stanley Kramer

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Lomitas Productions Inc.

Distributors: Fox, MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc., United Artists

Keywords: Rescue, Intense, Suspenseful, Witty, Rivalry


Nominated Foreign Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1960)
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Nominated Cinematography (Black-and-White)
Nominated Actor
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1960)