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Inherit the Wind (1988)





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This courtroom drama was inspired by the notorious Scopes trial of 1925 concerning the teaching of Darwinism in public schools.


Jason Robards
as Henry Drummond
Kirk Douglas
as Matthew Harrison Brady
Jean Simmons
as Lucy Brady
Darren McGavin
as E. K. Hornbeck
Megan Follows
as Rachel Brown
Michael Ensign
as Rev. Brown
Robert Broyles
as Man at Platform
Josh Clark
as Davenport
Richard Gilbert-Hill
as Radio Newsman
Kathy Kinney
as Woman at Depot
Glenn Robards
as Man at Depot
Terry Wills
as Man at Counter
Douglas Dirkson
as Mr. Bannister
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Excellent version of Lawrence-Lee play of the Scopes trial. The kind of high quality production that the television networks use to present before cable took them over leaving us with a wasteland of reality shows and sitcom junk on the standard channels. Superior performances from Jason Robards Jr. and Jean Simmons and a particularly fine one from Kirk Douglas make this something well worth seeking out.

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