Monday, November 07, 2011

Old Trial, Timely Topic

Discerning movie fans will be interested to know that Alleged, a new film about the Scopes Monkey Trial, is being released November 8 on DVD. This landmark trial took place in 1925 and involved two famous attorneys who argued creationism and evolutionism. Veteran actors Fred Thompson and Brian Dennehy play the competing attorneys, William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow, respectively.

Alleged comes across as much more low-key than Inherit the Wind, Stanley Kramer’s 1960 movie starring Frederic March and Spencer Tracy as the famous lawyers.

Because these movies deliver different – but provocative – versions of the same event, what a great double feature they would make!

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