• NellaiRajan

    ★★★★ Added by NellaiRajan

    Inherit the Wind (1960)

    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

    One of the finest movie ever made,The story line depicts how ignorance and blind faith and It's beautifully reflects the social values of that time. If you love to see court room drama then this is the perfect movie for you.
    Definitely worth your time .

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  • Varghese Eapen

    ★★★★½ Watched by Varghese Eapen 20 Nov, 2014

    "Whoever brings ruin on their family will inherit only wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise" - Proverbs 11:29

    Two Legends fight it out in a titanic tussle. I bet the Real Life Courtroom Drama was even more powerful for those who watched it...

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  • Scott Molling

    ★★ Watched by Scott Molling 15 Nov, 2014

    I'm wholly unaware of the original context of this play, but watched in a modern context it has lost any real bite it might've once had. The debate of religion vs evolution is not particularly well argued by either side, and the characters (especially the religious ones) are so crudely drawn that there's no interest in painting any of them as real human beings. As far as the movie's concerned, they all just represent ideas. The one great take away from the film is Gene Kelly's performance, as he brings a necessary light-heartedness to the whole affair that's sorely lacking from the rest of the film.

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  • Juliano Cezar

    ★★★★★ Watched by Juliano Cezar 21 Oct, 2014

    Along with 12 Angry Men and Judgement at Nuremberg, one of the best courtroom dramas ever made.
    The splendid acting of Tracy and March makes the struggle between them so intense and Gene Kelly's character has a cynicism that we all love to hate.
    Easily, one of the best movies I've ever seen.

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  • Mel S

    ★★★ Watched by Mel S 02 Sep, 2009

    Great acting but too much excess crap thrown in to make the movie commercial, ends up being too long. Gene Kelly's part is useless.

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  • Kurt Fabisch

    ★★★★★ Watched by Kurt Fabisch 19 Aug, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • Warren

    ★★★★★ Watched by Warren 16 Aug, 2014

    I usually don't care for courtroom dramas, but this one really stood out. Spencer Tracy was great as the fatigued yet indefatigable defense attorney. Gene Kelly has incredibly sharp, delicious dialogue. The topic continues to be topical to this day, somewhat shockingly. The original case was in 1924, the movie was 1960, and we're still fighting this battle today... crazy.

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  • Owen

    ★★★ Watched by Owen 24 Jun, 2014

    A piece of Whig history par excellance, this picture comes close to a pure ideological statement. Amazing performances and historic significance lend it a contorted moral thickness that it probably doesn't deserve. It remains a wonderful conversion of the source material, a beautiful set of performances from its leads, and not much else.

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  • sebastian_drogo

    ★★★★ Added by sebastian_drogo

    Due grandi attori a confronto: Frederic March e Spencer Tracy,
    con un comprimario di lusso come Gene Kelly.
    Memorabili le scene del processo in un aula caldissima, sia per
    la temperatura elevata, sia per i temi trattati.
    Da scuola del cinema americano classico il lungo piano-sequenza
    fra Tracy e Kelly nel pre-finale; da leggenda l'uscita dall'aula del
    tribunale deserta di Spencer Tracy.

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  • Nick Vass

    ★★★★ Watched by Nick Vass 12 May, 2014

    A legal masterwork and further evidence that American cinema owned the courtroom scene in pre-code decline (12 Angry Men, Witness for the Prosecution, Anatomy of a Murder and now this etc.) It's such an explosive battle of beliefs and remains a pertinent issue due to the powerhouse arguments of Creationism vs. Darwinism. Opinions and lengthy speeches take major stands in a cinematic, stagy, dramatized re-enactment of the 1925 Scopes Monkey trial case. It's a message movie about the preservation of…

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  • Jussi Hulkkonen

    ★★★½ Watched by Jussi Hulkkonen 31 Mar, 2014

    Kramer turns what could have been an incredibly strident, self-important issue film about a historically distant dispute into an impassioned and intelligent debate, addressing not only a central conflict between America's belief in freedom and the sanctified status which the Christian bible holds, but considers this opposition more broadly literal truth vs. ideas/values, progress vs. traditions, relationships vs. beliefs. Tracy and March give suitably titanic performances which fit nicely into the film's familiar grandly portentous Hollywood tone. The chemistry between…

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  • Patrick Hao

    ★★★½ Watched by Patrick Hao 14 Mar, 2014

    I am kind of surprise that this movie was ever made because of its ideology and portrayal of religion but, it is a good message movie. Stanley Kramer is the sort of director who wants his films to say something important and he is very good at doing that. Look at “Guess Who’s Coming Home to Dinner”. But, “Inherit the Wind” is a more impressive work s a portrayal of the famous Scopes Trial about whether or not a teacher…

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