Inherit the Wind

Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2018


Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, (1955), Inherit the wind: Act III, page 2.

Drummond :

Someday I’m gone a get me a easy case. An open-and-shut case. I’ve got a friend up in Chicago. Big lawyer. Lord how the money rolls in! You know why? He never takes a case unless it’s a sure thing. Like a jockey won’t go in a race unless he can ride the favorite.


You sure picked the long shot this time, Mr. Drummond.


Sometimes I think the law is like a horse race. Sometimes it seems to me I ride like a fury, just to end up back where I started. Might as well be on a Merry-go-round, or a rocking horse…or…a Golden Dancer.