Inherit the Wind

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Described by Steven Spielberg as “one of our great filmmakers, not just for the art and passion he put on screen, but for the impact he has made on the conscience of the world”, the films of producer and director Stanley Kramer (The Defiant Ones, Guess... read more
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Described by Steven Spielberg as “one of our great filmmakers, not just for the art and passion he put on screen, but for the impact he has made on the conscience of the world”, the films of producer and director Stanley Kramer (The Defiant Ones, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner) frequently confronted social issues considered too controversial for the major studios. In Inherit the Wind he tackled the creationism vs. evolution debate.When a teacher in a small Tennessee town is brought to trial for teaching Darwinism, attorney Henry Drummond (Spencer Tracy, Bad Day at Black Rock) faces off against fundamentalist leader Matthew Harrison Brady (Frederic March, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) in an explosive battle of beliefs.Also operating as a searing critique of McCarthyism, Inherit the Wind was nominated for multiple Academy Awards, and is rightfully recognised as one of the most entertaining, and provocative films of its era. Eureka Classics is proud to present Inherit the Wind for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK in a special Dual Format edition.

Original Release

07/07/1960

US Release

10/12/1960

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Cast

Spencer Tracy Henry Drummond
Fredric March Matthew Harrison Brady
Gene Kelly E. K. Hornbeck / E.K. Hornbeck
Dick York Bertram T. Cates
Donna Anderson Rachel Brown
Harry Morgan Judge Mel Coffey / Judge Mel
Claude Akins Rev. Jeremiah Brown
Elliott Reid Prosecutor Tom Davenport
Paul Hartman Bailiff Mort Meeker
Philip Coolidge Mayor Jason Carter
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Stanley Kramer

Writers

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

Cast

Spencer Tracy Henry Drummond
Fredric March Matthew Harrison Brady
Gene Kelly E. K. Hornbeck / E.K. Hornbeck
Dick York Bertram T. Cates
Donna Anderson Rachel Brown
Harry Morgan Judge Mel Coffey / Judge Mel
Claude Akins Rev. Jeremiah Brown
Elliott Reid Prosecutor Tom Davenport
Paul Hartman Bailiff Mort Meeker
Philip Coolidge Mayor Jason Carter
Jimmy Boyd Howard
Noah Beery Jr. John Stebbins
Norman Fell WGN Radio Technician
Hope Summers Mrs. Krebs - Righteous Townswoman
Ray Teal Jessie H. Dunlap
Renee Godfrey Mrs. Stebbins
Florence Eldridge Sarah Brady
Leon Alton Townsman
Frank Baker Townsman
Buck Bucko Townsman

Producers

Editors

Frederic Knudtson

1961 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1961 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Nominated
1961 Oscar Best Cinematography, Black-and-White Nominated
1961 Oscar Best Film Editing Nominated
1961 Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
1961 Golden Globe Best Actor - Drama Nominated
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