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This gripping adaptation of the Jerome Lawrence-Robert E. Lee play examines an issue that still causes great controversy—the role religion should play in the schools.

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Directed by

Stanley Kramer

Written by

Harold Jacob Smith (Screenplay)
Nedrick Young (Screenplay)
Jerome Lawrence (Writer)
Robert E. Lee (Writer)

Runtime

128 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

It’s all about the fabulous “Monkey Trial” that rocked America!

Cast

Keywords

trial teacher science politician evolution lawyer courtroom courtroom drama telephone call rhetoric scopes monkey trial judiciary

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Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role Spencer Tracy

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium

Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White Ernest Laszlo

Oscar nomination for Best Film Editing Frederic Knudtson