Inherit The Wind

Inherit The Wind
Inherit The Wind

Year

1960

Duration

128 minutes

Genres

Drama

Language

English

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This courtroom drama is a fictionalised account of the notorious "monkey trial" that took place in the American South in the 1920s - where a teacher was jailed for the offence of teaching Darwin's theory of evolution when the state law prohibited the teaching of anything other than "creationism" (the idea that God alone created the world exactly as it is today). When it comes to the courtroom, the case becomes both a tense debate about education and a more deep-seated struggle between two fiercely opposed lawyers - agnostic Henry Drummond for the defence and the highly religious Matthew Harrison Brady for the prosecution.

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