Inherit the Wind
Written byJohn Gay
Based on the play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
Directed byDavid Greene
StarringKirk Douglas
Jason Robards
Darren McGavin
Jean Simmons
Theme music composerArthur B. Rubinstein
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Running time96 minutes
Original releaseMarch 20, 1988 (1988-03-20)

Inherit the Wind is a 1988 American television film adaptation of the play of the same name. The original 1955 play was written as a parable which fictionalized the 1925 Scopes "Monkey" Trial as a means of discussing the 1950s McCarthy trials.[1] This version differed from the two previous films by attempting to make Brady more sympathetic and the storyline (according to its producers) "a bit more fair to both sides."[2]

When announced in early 1987, the film was to co-star Kirk Douglas and Gregory Peck, under the title The Monkey Trial.[3]



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See also


  1. ^ "Inherit the controversy". Archived from the original on 2014-11-13. Retrieved 2009-05-05.
  2. ^ TV Weekend; 'Inherit the Wind' and 'Hot Paint'
  3. ^ "Newsday from New York, New York on April 6, 1987 · 106". Retrieved 2021-06-25.

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