Inherit the Wind

B&W, 119 minutes, released 1960 by Warner Bros.

Produced and Directed by Stanley Kramer
Written by Nedrick Young (as Nathan E. Douglas) and Harold Jacob Smith, based on the 1955 play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
Cinematography by Ernest Laszlo
Music by Ernest Gold
Production Design by Rudolph Sternad
Costume Design by Joe King
Film Editing by Frederic Knudtson



"He that troubleth his own house
shall inherit the wind"
--- Proverbs 11:29

The Dayton, Tenn., of 1925 becomes the Hillsboro of 1960 in Stanley Kramer's film about the Scopes Trial.


Filmnotes | History Department | revised 3/24/99