Darren and Rob’s Movie Challenge Week #15 – Darren’s Challenge – Inherit the Wind (1960)

Here’s Darren’s thoughts on his challenge movie this week – Inherit the Wind (1960)

Movie Reviews 101

Rob picked this Oscar nominated film about religion versus evolution

rob challengelogoDirector: Stanley Kramer

Writer: Nedrick Young, Harold Jacob Smith (Screenplay) Jerome Lawrence, Robert E Lee (Play)

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, Dick York, Donna Anderson, Harry Morgan, Claude Akins, Elliot Reid

Plot: Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

Verdict: Strong Historical Story

Story: Inherit the Wind starts with Bertram T Cates (York) getting arrested for teaching his class about evolution going against the religious beliefs the nation has. When top lawyer Matthew Harrison Brady (March) agrees too go against Bertram in is the flash E.K. Hornbeck (Kelly) who brings highly respect lawyer Henry Drummond (Tracy) to defend Bertram.


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