Down 4,915 this week

Inherit the Wind (1965)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  18 November 1965 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 39 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Add a Plot



(adaptation), (play), 1 more credit »
0Check in

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Exclusive Trailer

View the Foxcatcher Exclusive trailer with Steve Carell and Channing Tatum

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 43 titles
created 20 Jun 2013

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Inherit the Wind (TV Movie 1965)

Inherit the Wind (TV Movie 1965) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Inherit the Wind.

User Polls

Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 7 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Prize (1963)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

As the Nobel Prize winners come to Stockholm to receive their awards, their lives are overturned and perturbed in various ways.

Director: Mark Robson
Stars: Paul Newman, Edward G. Robinson, Elke Sommer
Hud (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Hud Bannon is a ruthless young man who tarnishes everything and everyone he touches. Hud represents the perfect embodiment of alienated youth, out for kicks with no regard for the ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Ritt
Stars: Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Neal
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Stars: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter
Being There (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A simple, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted adviser to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics.

Director: Hal Ashby
Stars: Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas
Teacher, Teacher (TV Movie 1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Hamilton Cade is an alcoholic teacher striving to put his life back together. He accepts a job tutoring an "exceptional child" only to find that young Freddie is mentally retarded (an ... See full summary »

Director: Fielder Cook
Stars: Sally Cook, Ossie Davis, George Grizzard
The Lark (TV Movie 1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: George Schaefer
Stars: Julie Harris, Boris Karloff, Eli Wallach
The Patriots (TV Movie 1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Director: George Schaefer
Stars: Charlton Heston, Howard St. John, John Fraser
Eagle in a Cage (TV Movie 1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Recounts the events of the final years of Napoleon, culminating in his exile on the isle of St. Helena.

Director: George Schaefer
Stars: Trevor Howard, James Daly, Pamela Franklin
The Fantasticks (TV Movie 1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Neighboring widowers plot to romantically unite their son and daughter by pretending to feud and forbidding the two children to associate with each other. Their scheme works and the two ... See full summary »

Director: George Schaefer
Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Bert Lahr, Stanley Holloway
The Holy Terror (TV Movie 1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: George Schaefer
Stars: Julie Harris, Denholm Elliott, Torin Thatcher


Credited cast:
Norman Wright ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rachel Brown
Robert Breen ...
Burt Brinckerhoff ...
Fred Burrell ...
Doug Chapin ...
George Ebeling ...
Harry Ellerbe ...
Wally Engelhardt ...
Corkin (as Wallace Englehardt)
Beulah Garrick ...
Mrs. McClain
John Irving ...
Reporter (as John D. Irving)
Adrienne King ...


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis







Release Date:

18 November 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: Inherit the Wind (#15.2)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Ed Begley reprised his role as Matthew Harrison Brady from the original 1955 Broadway production of "Inherit the Wind". See more »


Version of Inherit the Wind (1960) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A good, abbreviated version of the Lawrence - Lee Play
20 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this in 1965 and enjoyed it almost as much as the film version with Spencer Tracy and Frederic March. Melvyn Douglas portrayed Henry Drummond / Clarence Darrow in this version. He had briefly played the role on stage while Paul Muni was making a film or was on vacation. But more interesting was seeing Ed Begley Sr. doing his performance as Matthew Harrison Brady / William Jennings Bryan. He played Bryan on stage opposite Muni, and so his performance in this production was actually one of the few times a Broadway production was repeated and preserved on tape or film.

Begley was somewhat softer around the edges than March was in the film version. It was like Begley took Bryan's great orator (which March repeatedly returns to) and made it into an evangelical preacher type. Not that he forgot to be threatening at the right moments (when cross-examining Bert Cates' girlfriend, for example). It was just that the silk glove around the fundamentalist iron fist was more apparent.

It would not be Begley's only "Bryan" role. He appeared on an episode of the television show THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR as an honest reformer politician seeking to restore democracy to the town by running for Mayor. In that episode, where Begley's character represented the more progressive side of William Jennings Bryan, he actually made up - in part - for the negative view of Bryan that arises from this play.

It's also interesting to notice that Dick York plays Betram Cates again in this version of INHERIT THE WIND as in the film.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Inherit the Wind (1965) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: