Inherit the Wind

Synopsis: 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(s): Stanley Kramer
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
  Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations.
 
IMDB:
8.2
Rotten Tomatoes:
92%
NOT RATED
Year:
1960
128 min
764 Views

Give me that old time religion

Give me that old time religion

Give me that old time religion

It's good enough for me

Give me that old time religion

Give me that old time religion

Give me that old time religion

It's good enough for me

It was good for little David

It was good for little David

It was good for little David

and it's good enough for me

Oh, give me that old time religion

Give me that old time religion

Give me that old time religion

It's good enough for me

It was good for old Jonah

It was good for old Jonah

It was good for old Jonah

and it's good enough for me

It was good for the Hebrew children

It was good for the Hebrew children

It was good for the Hebrew children

and it's good enough for me

Give me that old time religion

Give me that old time religion

Give me that old time religion

It's good enough for me

Uh, Good morning,

young ladies and gentlemen.

Good morning, visitors.

For our science lesson for today,

We will continue our discussion

of Darwin's theory

of the descent of man.

Now, as I told you yesterday,

Darwin's theory tells us

that man evolved from

a lower order of animals,

from the first wiggly protozoa here

in the sea

to the ape and finally to man.

Say now some of you fellas out

there are probably going to

that's why some of us act like monkeys.

But what Mr. Charles Darwin

was trying to tell us,

in his own way...

Bertram T. Cates

come off it, Sam.

You've known me all my life.

Bert, you're charged

with violation of public act 31428,

volume 37, statute no.

31428 of the state code,

which makes it unlawful

for any teacher of the public schools

to teach any theory that denies

the creation of man

as taught in the bible,

and to teach instead that man has descended

from the lower order of animals.

Bertram Cates, I hereby place

you under arrest.

Monkey trial!

Here's another one...

"Monkey shines in Hillsboro. "

The whole world's laughing at us.

Look, from Chicago...

"Heavenly Hillsboro...

"does it have a hole in its head. "

"or its head in a hole"

I'm telling you, we've gone too far.

Let 'em laugh.

we're fightin' the lord's battle,

ain't we, Reverend.

Well, I'd a sight rather have some

heathen a-laughin' at me

than to have my sons a-laughin' at my bible.

Well, they mocked the lord, too, didn't they

and they smote him and they spat upon him,

and he turned to them his other cheek.

Amen.

Look, Reverend,

we don't want to smite 'em back.

We just want to make 'em stop.

Tom, you're prosecuting attorney.

Isn't there something we can do?

Well, in view of my position,

I... hardly think it ethical for me

to express my opinion

then you'd better go back to law school.

Gentlemen, I ask you...

what do we care what a bunch of

foreigners and city slickers think

Frank, you ever had a frenchman

stayin' at your hotel

Now look, you're missing the...

and how long since you sold a pound of grits

to some smart aleck from New York

Heaven has chosen us to show the way,

to light the road for others,

back to the shepherd, back to the fold.

We're not sheep, Reverend.

Well, I'd a sight rather be

a sheep than a Judas goat.

Wait a minute.

Wait a minute.

As mayor of Hillsboro,

I stand to uphold the laws

of this community,

No Matter how it may affect

my political future.

Now, I shall just ignore these...

these slanders

just like water off a duck's back.

Now look, you only got 2 months

more to go as mayor anyway,

and you shouldn't have been

elected in the first place.

You've been a lousy mayor.

My friends,

as you all know, I deal with figures...

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Nedrick Young

Nedrick Young (March 23, 1914 – September 16, 1968), also known by the pseudonym Nathan E. Douglas, was an actor and screenwriter often blacklisted during the 1950s and 1960s. He is credited with writing the screenplay for Jailhouse Rock in 1957, which starred Elvis Presley. Young was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In addition to screenwriting, he also took on an acting role in various feature-length films during the period 1943–1966. He was married to actress Elizabeth MacRae.Young died from a heart attack at the age of 54. more…

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