Inherit the Wind

Inherit the Wind

Le Souffle De La Haine

DVD - 2004
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The defense attorney of a teacher brought to trail for teaching evolution, faces a prosecutor who wants to keep the teaching of evolution out of Tennessee schools.
Publisher: Santa Monica : Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment, p2004.
ISBN: 9780792865711
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (128 min.) :,digital, sd., b&w ;,12 cm.
Alternative Title: Souffle de la haine


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Jul 14, 2020

This movie is based upon the true event of the Southern trial of a high school teacher that dared to discuss evolution in the classroom. The main stars are Spencer Tracy and Frederich March who play the two major lawyers of the USA. Of course the Evangelicals of the South believed then as today that the world is 6000 years old, etc. To deal with such a topic, the film is half musical/half zany as the people of the Southern town actually believed that they were going to be struck dead by a lightening bolt if they permitted the school to teach evolution. This film is not "Judgement at Nuremburg." Some critics contend that the film is a hidden slap against McCarthyism.

Between this movie and "Elmer Gantry," you can find out all you need to know about organized religion. The lead roles are actor's dreams. High school actors used to do the climactic courtroom scene in competitions. Try that now and see how you get scored!

Dec 18, 2018

Wonderful film. Spencer Tracy and Gene Kelly give naturalistic performances. Fredric March uses a stylized approach to depict the grandiose personality of his character.

Sep 10, 2018

VERY GOOD 1960 film version of Scopes Monkey Trial - interesting peek into small town culture, science, religion and more. Spencer Tracy does a fine job, and I was VERY impressed with Fredric March's performance (and all those facial tweaks).

Jan 07, 2018

I would like to cancel the hold for “Inherit the Wind” at Dundas Library.since I no longer need it I thought I had already done so, so please do not fine me. The online system apparently doesnt allow me to do this. I am a senior and it has been to cold for me to do this in person.

Nov 21, 2017

I liked this 1960 court room legal drama. It was well acted. It is good for all ages. The story is strong. It was a good script. It had great actors/actresses.

Mayflower94 Oct 30, 2016

Watch Hollywood giants Spencer Tracy and Fredric March butt heads in this fictionalized version of the Scopes Monkey Trial. Classic film at its best. The ending is thought provoking that makes you challenge what you think you know.

Dec 13, 2014

Based on Tennessee’s infamous “Scopes Monkey Trial” of 1925, Stanley Kramer’s two-hour sermon on individualism and freedom of thought packs a handful of Hollywood heavyweights into a cramped and sweltering courtroom for a monumental showdown that never quite materializes. He tries a bit too hard to segregate the issues at hand by presenting them as separate characters; the town preacher is pure religious zeal, the teacher serves as a beleaguered everyman, and the northern lawyer personifies rationality while his outspoken opponent spews bombastic nonsense, bible firmly in hand. Meanwhile, a soured Chicago newspaperman who’s latched on to the case provides a cynical Greek chorus of sorts as he dictates his reports. A bit too neat and tidy, culminating in an overblown courthouse melee and a somewhat smarmy closing scene. But the underlying issue of freedom of religion versus freedom of everything else is as pertinent today as it ever was.

7duffy Dec 01, 2014

Spencer Tracy and Frederich March are at the top of their games in this fictionalized version of the Scopes Monkey trial. Dick York, of Bewitched fame, ablely plays Scopes and Gene Kelly is very effective as the dislikable (for no apparent reason) Sage of Baltimore. Tracy and March play off each other like two finely tuned instruments. The only criticism is March's 2 apparent concessions to acting - wiggling his bottom jaw when he is concerned and never being able to pass up food. Harry Morgan is excellent as the judge in the case.

Aug 14, 2014

Good acting, and an important event. Nice examination of many issues.

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