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Scopes ‘Monkey Trial’ Newsreel Footage

As part of our News on Screen /NewsFilm Online Linking Project we have rediscovered original newsreel footage on the famous Scopes ‘Monkey trial‘ of 1925 that inspired the thrilling courtroom drama ‘Inherit the Wind‘, currently showing in London’s West End and featuring Kevin Spacey and David Troughton. International Newsreel stories on NEW “EVIDENCE” FOR THE MAN MONKEY TRIAL (27/7/1925) or COURTROOM SCENES AT THE “MAN MONKEY” TRIAL (23/7/1925) can be viewed and downloaded by UK HE/FE subscribers at NewsFilm Online. These stories can also be viewed on the ITN Source website which manages the Reuters collection.

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