Inherit the Wind


2h 1999

Brief Synopsis

Television movie based on the 1925 Scopes "monkey trial." Schoolmaster Bertram Cates is put on trial for teaching Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution to students in rural Tennessee. Prosecuting Cates is three-time presidential nominee, self-appointed Bible scholar and acclaimed orator Matthew Harri

Film Details

Release Date
1999
Location
Santa Clarita Studios, Santa Clarita, California, USA; Warner Bros. Studios, Burbank, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Television movie based on the 1925 Scopes "monkey trial." Schoolmaster Bertram Cates is put on trial for teaching Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution to students in rural Tennessee. Prosecuting Cates is three-time presidential nominee, self-appointed Bible scholar and acclaimed orator Matthew Harrison Brady. Defending Cates is Henry Drummond, America's most celebrated defense attorney.

Film Details

Release Date
1999
Location
Santa Clarita Studios, Santa Clarita, California, USA; Warner Bros. Studios, Burbank, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States May 29, 1999

Released 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.

A 1960 theatrical film "Inherit the Wind" was directed by Stanley Kramer and starred Spencer Tracy and Fredric March.