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- A 1960 theatrical film "Inherit the Wind" was directed by Stanley Kramer and starred Spencer Tracy and Fredric March.
- Aired in United States May 29, 1999
- Aired in United States on Video November 16, 1999
- Although fictionalized for the original play and the subsequent films, Cates, Brady, Drummond and Hornbeck are based on the real-life characters of John Scopes, William Jennings Bryan, Clarence Darrow and H.L. Mencken.
- Also scheduled for telecast on NBC in November 1999.
- Began shooting March 1, 1999.
- TV rating: TV-PG-V