Inherit the Wind (1999 film)

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Inherit the Wind
Inherit The Wind (1999).jpg
DVD cover
GenreDrama
Based onInherit the Wind play by Jerome Lawrence
Robert E. Lee
Written byNedrick Young
Harold Jacob Smith
Directed byDaniel Petrie
StarringJack Lemmon
George C. Scott
Beau Bridges
Music byLaurence Rosenthal
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production
ProducerDennis Bishop
CinematographyJames Bartle
EditorPaul LaMastra
Running time113 minutes
Production companiesMGM Television
Showtime Networks
DistributorShowtime
Release
Original networkShowtime
Original releaseMay 29, 1999 (1999-05-29)

Inherit the Wind is a 1999 American made-for-television film adaptation of the 1955 play of the same name which originally aired on Showtime. The original play was written as a parable which fictionalized the 1925 Scopes "Monkey" Trial as a means of discussing the 1950s McCarthy trials.[1]

George C. Scott played Brady. In the 1996 Broadway revival he played Drummond.[2][3]

Cast[edit]

Awards[edit]

Golden Globes

  • Won:Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV - Jack Lemmon

American Cinema Foundation, USA

  • Nominated: E Pluribus Unum Award, Television Movie

Directors Guild of America, USA

  • Nominated: DGA Award, Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television, Daniel Petrie

Emmy Awards

  • Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Jack Lemmon
  • Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Beau Bridges

Screen Actors Guild Awards

  • Nominated: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries -George C. Scott

IGCSE Literature[edit]

Drama

  • Inherit the Wind is used as one of the Drama in IGCSE.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Inherit the controversy". Archived from the original on 2014-11-13. Retrieved 2009-05-05.
  2. ^ Scott Leaves Stage During 'Inherit'; Randall Steps In
  3. ^ 'WIND' MAY INHERIT CURTAIN SCOTT SCOOTS & SHOW COULD GO

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