Inherit the Wind (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.

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Movie Score: 7.8/10 from 161 votes
Release Date: 1960-06-24
Status: Released
Run time: 128 min / 2:8
Production Studio : Stanley Kramer Productions
Production Country: United States of America
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Inherit the Wind Casts

Spencer Tracy
as Henry Drummond
Fredric March
as Matthew Harrison Brady
Gene Kelly
as E.K. Hornbeck
Dick York
as Bertram T. Cates
Donna Anderson
as Rachel Brown
Harry Morgan
as Judge Mel
Claude Akins
as Rev. Jeremiah Brown
Elliott Reid
as Prosecutor Tom Davenport
Paul Hartman
as Bailiff Mort Meeker
Philip Coolidge
as Mayor Jason Carter
Jimmy Boyd
as Howard
Noah Beery Jr.
as John Stebbins
Norman Fell
as WGN Radio Technician
Hope Summers
as Mrs. Krebs - Righteous Townswoman
Ray Teal
as Jessie H. Dunlap
Renee Godfrey
as Mrs. Stebbins
Florence Eldridge
as Sarah Brady
Leon Alton
as Townsman (uncredited)
Frank Baker
as Townsman (uncredited)
Ralph Bucko
as Townsman (uncredited)
Sam Harris
as Townsman (uncredited)
Shep Houghton
as Townsman (uncredited)
Hans Moebus
as Townsman (uncredited)
'Snub' Pollard
as Townsman (uncredited)
Robert Robinson
as Townsman (uncredited)
Eddie Baker
as Courtroom Reporter (uncredited)
Adolph Faylauer
as Courtroom Reporter (uncredited)
Bob Perry
as Courtroom Reporter (uncredited)
Waclaw Rekwart
as Courtroom Reporter (uncredited)
Stephen Soldi
as Courtroom Reporter (uncredited)
Rudy Sooter
as Courtroom Reporter (uncredited)
Gail Bonney
as Fundamentalist Woman (uncredited)
Jack Daly
as Eskimo Pie Vendor in Courtroom (uncredited)
Lester Dorr
as Dr. John (uncredited)
Donald Elson
as Bollinger (uncredited)
Colin Kenny
as Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Frank Mills
as Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Joe Ploski
as Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Scott Seaton
as Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Bert Stevens
as Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Harry Tenbrook
as Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
David Fresco
as Threatening Spectator (uncredited)
Stuart Hall
as Dr. Amos Keller (uncredited)
Joseph Hamilton
as Man Yelling at Brady Welcome (uncredited)
Earle Hodgins
as Dr. Britton's Tonic Spieler with Chimp (uncredited)
Wendell Holmes
as Banker - Critic at City Meeting (uncredited)
Thomas Martin
as Reporter in Courtroom (uncredited)
Harp McGuire
as Harry Esterbrook (uncredited)
Robert Osterloh
as Sam - Deputy Arresting Cates (uncredited)
Leoda Richards
as Woman Diner (uncredited)
Hal Taggart
as Juror (uncredited)
Charles Wagenheim
as Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Justice Watson
as Hillsboro Salesman (uncredited)
Will Wright
as Bible Salesman (uncredited)
Duke Fishman
as Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Dick Cherney
as Townsman (uncredited)

Inherit the Wind Crew

Directing Stanley Kramer Director
Writing Harold Jacob Smith Screenplay
Writing Nedrick Young Screenplay
Writing Jerome Lawrence Writer
Writing Robert E. Lee Writer
Production Stanley Kramer Producer
Sound Ernest Gold Original Music Composer
Editing Frederic Knudtson Editor
Production James Lister Casting
Art Rudolph Sternad Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Bud Westmore Makeup Artist
Production Clem Beauchamp Production Manager
Directing Ivan Volkman Assistant Director
Sound Joe Lapis Sound Engineer
Camera Morris Rosen Grip
Costume & Make-Up Joe King Costume Design
Camera Ernest Laszlo Director of Photography
Sound Walter Elliott Sound Editor
Production Lynn Stalmaster Casting
Costume & Make-Up Larry Germain Hairstylist
Crew Art Cole Property Master
Camera Charles F. Wheeler Camera Operator
Directing Sam Freedle Script Supervisor
Crew Anne P. Kramer Production Office Assistant
Production Herman Shumlin Producer