Inherit the Wind (1960)

A Plea Against Fanaticism and Ignorance

When Drummond (Spencer Tracy) makes an impassioned plea to the court to stand up against fanaticism and ignorance, he is held in contempt of court.

Directed by Stanley Kramer.

Released in 1960 by MGM.

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  • character-type: Judge
  • character-type: Lawyer
  • primary-genre: Classics
  • primary-genre: Drama
  • secondary-genre: Classics
  • secondary-genre: Classic Dramas
  • secondary-genre: Social Issue Dramas
  • secondary-genre: Courtroom Dramas
  • secondary-genre: Drama
  • secondary-genre: Dramas Based on Real Life
  • secondary-genre: 20th Century Period Pieces
  • mood: Angry
  • setting: Courtroom
  • theme: Justice
  • theme: Religion
  • actor: Dick York
  • actor: Spencer Tracy
  • actor: Harry Morgan
  • director: Stanley Kramer
  • producer: Stanley Kramer
  • cinematographer: Ernest Laszlo
  • composer: Ernest Gold
  • editor: Frederic Knudtson
  • production-designer: Rudolph Sternad
  • role-name: Henry Drummond
  • role-name: Judge Mel Coffey
  • role-name: Bertram T. Cates
  • screenwriter: Harold Jacob Smith
  • screenwriter: Robert E. Lee
  • screenwriter: Nedrick Young
  • screenwriter: Jerome Lawrence
  • year: 1960
  • studio: MGM