Inherit the Wind

  • 1960
  • Approved
  • 128 min
  • USA
  • drama, history

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.

Director: Stanley Kramer

Writers: Harold Jacob Smith, Nedrick Young, Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee

Stars: Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, Dick York, Donna Anderson


  • Stanley Kramer
    Stanley Kramer
    Stanley Earl Kramer (September 29, 1913 - February 19, 2001) was an American film director and producer responsible for some of Hollywood's most famous "message" movies. His notable films include The Defiant Ones (1958), On the Beach (1959), Inherit the Wind (1960), Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), Ship of Fools (1965) and Guess Who's Coming to...

Main Cast


Tagline: It's all about the fabulous "Monkey Trial" that rocked America!

Certificate: Approved

Genres: drama, history

Keywords: politician, teacher, telephone call, lawyer, trial, courtroom, evolution, science, rhetoric, scopes monkey trial, judiciary, courtroom drama


Producer: Stanley Kramer, Herman Shumlin

Editor: Frederic Knudtson

Casting: James Lister, Lynn Stalmaster

Director of photography: Ernest Laszlo

Original music composer: Ernest Gold

Costume design: Joe King

Production design: Rudolph Sternad

Details and Technical Specs

Runtime: 128 min

Country: USA

Language: English, French, Spanish

Sound Mix: Mono

Aspect Ratio: 1.66 : 1

Color: Black and White