|Inherit the Wind|
|Written by||John Gay|
Based on the play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
|Directed by||David Greene|
|Theme music composer||Arthur B. Rubinstein|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||96 minutes|
|Original release||March 20, 1988|
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. 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."
When announced in early 1987, the film was to co-star Kirk Douglas and Gregory Peck, under the title The Monkey Trial.