INHERIT THE WIND (Stanley Kramer, 1960)

The 1925 small-town Tennessee Scopes “Monkey” Trial, quite altered, springs the plot of producer-director Stanley Kramer’s Inherit the Wind. The 1950 play that Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee wrote wasn’t staged until 1955, and here comes the film five years later. Like the cracklingly witty play, Kramer’s cracklingly witty film, marred only a little […]