Inherit the Wind
The time: the early 1920's. The place: the small fictional town of
Hillsboro in an unnamed state in the Midwest. The topic: a fictional
depiction of the legendary case known as the Scopes "Monkey Trial."
Personalities clash and sparks fly as distinguished lawyers (based on
William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow) argue the two sides of the
case against the plaintiff (based on John Scopes), a local science
teacher accused of the "crime" of teaching Darwin's Theory of