“Inherit the Wind”
6:30pm EDT August 21, 2013
Rogers Center for the Arts
Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly; Directed by Stanley Kramer Black and White; Not Rated; 117 minutes; 1960
This is a fictionalization of the real-life trial of John T. Scopes in the hot summer of 1925. The trial pitted Darwin’s evolutionary theories against the accepted text of religion. The film is a masterpiece of casting with Spencer Tracy as Clarence Darrow and Fredric March as William Jennings Bryan.