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Inherit the Wind (1960)

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128 min | Biography, Drama, History

Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.
Writers
Nedrick Young (screenplay) (originally as Nathan E. Douglas) | Harold Jacob Smith (screenplay) | Jerome Lawrence (play) | Robert E. Lee (play)
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Ernest Laszlo (photographed by)
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Updated Jun 25, 1960

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Nov 1960 (United States)

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8.2 / 10 | 23,471 votes