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)