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YMMV: Inherit the Wind

  • Misaimed Fandom (implicitly invoked when after he dies in the courtroom, Brady is hailed as a "prophet" by a lady in the crowd based on Drummond's drippingly sarcastic naming of him as such).
  • Retroactive Recognition: Hey, it's Darrin Stevens! Not that one, the real one!
  • Romantic Plot Tumor: The film spends an awful lot of time on Rachel, despite the fact that she's by far the most boring character.
  • Values Resonance: With the rise of the power of the political Religious Right and later the countering rise of the more assertive New Atheism, this play's conflict between faith and freedom of thought is still powerfully relevant today.
    • Also, while the Mccarthyism allegory has lost some of its specific relevance, the play's stance against censorship resonates with the prevailing view today about the importance of free speech.

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