• BradyTheGuy

    ★★★★½ Watched by BradyTheGuy 15 Jan, 2016

    A superbly tight script matched by the excellent direction of Stanley Kramer & of course the absolute pure electricity that Spencer Tracy & Fredric March have onscreen together. I'm talking Whiplash-esque chills for this one, some scary stuff.


  • Jeffrey Reeser

    ★★★ Added by Jeffrey Reeser

    Buoyantly dated.


  • PleinSoleil

    ★★★★ Watched by PleinSoleil 18 Dec, 2015

    Film #21 of the "December 2015 Scavenger Hunt" Challenge!
    Task #26 A film where a character gives a public speech

    The Scopes Monkey Trial is one of those landmark court cases that feels so unreal... but then you realize the same exact thing is happening today. Inherit the Wind beautifully captures the show trial from all angles; the bible-thumping, rabble rousing, pressures of conformity, bravery of people involved, and the human story underneath it. Stanley Kramer directs this courtroom drama…


  • Ryan Fischer

    ★★★½ Watched by Ryan Fischer 01 Dec, 2015

    It's a great play, but other than Spender F'n Tracy as Drummond, Kramer's version doesn't feel like it has much to add. It's not stagey per se, but it's just sort of lifeless anyway. March is overacting.


  • BHCcorp

    ★★★★½ Added by BHCcorp

    I saw this prior to an AP bio test about evolution in class, and while many people just thought of the film as a boring and slow film, I think it is a great movie encasing the times and the contraversey that it brought. Much like a renaissance, the 20's in the US was a period of evolution (technology-wise) and yet this trial is about the past religious beliefs that bogged down advances in science. The motif of the anvil…


  • Tiago Massoni

    ★★★ Watched by Tiago Massoni 22 Nov, 2015

    The defense was a bit obscure...but still a good classic. Spencer Tracy is sadly great.


  • toadliquor

    ★★★★½ Added by toadliquor

    A movie based on the Scopes v. Monkey trial.

    I never heard about this movie before. Usually when it comes to movies pre-1970's you only hear about a select few. And to be honest, I have zero inclination to watch any of them. I don't care how adored and cherished All About Eve and Sunset Blvd. are, the plots don't interest me in the least bit. And because of my disinterest in the plots, its why I haven't watched many…


  • QDB

    ★★★★★ Watched by QDB 06 Oct, 2015

    As long as the prerequisite for that shining paradise is ignorance, bigotry and hate, I say the hell with it.
    -Henry Drummond, Inherit the Wind

    I am becoming a fast fan of Spencer Tracy because this is the third stellar film I’ve seen him in (the first two were Guess Who's Coming to Dinner & Judgment at Nuremberg). But before I review this phenomenal film, I feel obligated to point something out.

    The Scopes Monkey Trial the play and the film…


  • Rti03

    ★★★★ Watched by Rti03 05 Oct, 2015

    ”As long as the prerequisite for that shining paradise is ignorance, bigotry and hate, I say the hell with it.”

    Stanley Kramer’s body of work is both rich in size as it is in content. The man was both a producer and a director of success; he was one of the most popular voices in American cinema during the fifties and the sixties and some of his films are still considered landmarks in filmmaking. Kramer is known for having approached…


  • Jeff

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Jeff 24 Aug, 2015

    Henry Drummond: I don't swear just for the hell of it. Language is a poor enough means of communication. I think we should all the words we've got. Besides, there are damn few words that anybody understands.

    So you say you want to be an actor. Here is your lesson watch Spencer Tracy and Fredric March go toe to toe and you will see some of the best examples of reacting to your scene partne everr. These two can make…


  • Kyle Sykes

    ★★★★ Watched by Kyle Sykes 14 Jul, 2015

    Add this to my list of favorite courtroom dramas!! School teacher Bertram Cates (Dick York) gets put on trial for so much as having the balls to discuss evolution with his class. Prosecuting his case is the renowned Matthew Harrison Brady (Fredric March), a staunch Darwinist and a Biblical scholar.

    Serving as Cates defense is another well known attorney Henry Drummond (Spencer Tracy), who happens to have known Brady for years. He was asked to come by the journalist E.K.…


  • Rosp

    ★★★★ Added by Rosp

    Nota = 8,5