Inherit the WindInherit the Wind
is a play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
. It is a fictionalized account of the Scopes Trial
, with the parts of real-life opposing attorneys William Jennings Bryan
and Clarence Darrow
being named Matthew Harrison Brady and Henry Drummond, respectively.
The play has been made into three made-for-television movies, and a screen version, in 1960. The film stars Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, Dick York, Harry Morgan and Claude Akins.
The film was adapted by Nedrick Young and Harold Jacob Smith. It was directed by Stanley Kramer.
The movie was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Spencer Tracy), Best Cinematography, Black-and-White, Best Film Editing and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.