Inherit the Wind
In the 1920s, two of the country's greatest lawyers face one another at the trial of a Tennessee high school teacher arrested for bringing Darwin's theory of evolution into the classroom.
Inherit the Wind (1988)
Kirk played opposite Jason Robards, Jr. in this adaptation of the stage play about the infamous Scopes “monkey trial” of 1925. Kirk took on a role loosely based on William Jennings Bryan, and Robards one based on Clarence Darrow. The film, produced by Kirk’s son Peter, won that year’s Emmy for “Outstanding Drama/Comedy Special.”