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Inherit the Wind

Inherit the Wind


by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

Inherit the Wind isn't all play-acting…but a lot of it is. The trial in the play is "loosely" based on the Scopes Trial of 1925.

Did you know that the Scopes Trial was a bid by American Civil Liberties Union to challenge the law against teaching evolution in public schools?

The real-life Bert, John Scopes, saw his character on the big-screen at a Tennessee drive-in movie theater when the play was adapted into a film.

The movie version of Inherit the Wind was the first-ever in-flight movie shown on TWA. (Source)

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