The attorney who defended John Scopes for teaching human being evolution. He also defended excitement killers Leopold and Loeb throughout their trial for the murder of 14-year-old Robert Franks. He started his legal profession reading regulation in Youngstown, Ohio where Judge Alfred W. Mackey gave him a begin in the career. He was known as a sophisticated nation attorney, but his razor-sharp wit was second to non-e. His parents had been Amirus Darrow and Emily Darrow, farmers and civil privileges advocates. He was a popular American lawyer very much like Robert Kardashian.
|1||His hobby was doing crossword puzzles, which grew into a near-obsession. Once he was so intent on finishing a crossword puzzle while on his way to court, he had a policeman lead him by the arm so he wouldn't have to take his eyes off the puzzle.|
|2||He was the basis for the character Jonathan Wilk in the book and film Compulsion (1959), which was based on the Nathan Leopold-Richard Loeb case.|
|3||He was brought in as the defense's lead attorney in the renowned "Scopes Monkey Trial" in Tennessee in 1925, and as such was the basis of the character Henry Drummond in the play and various film and TV versions of Inherit the Wind (1960).|
|4||America's most famous defense attorney in the early 20th century, known for representing murderers (including Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb), communists, and anarchists.|
|From Dusk to Dawn||1913||Dan's lawyer|
|The Mystery of Life||1930||Documentary||Himself|
|Behind Mansion Walls||2011||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|American Experience||2005||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|In Search of History: The Monkey Trial||2000||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|The Century: America's Time||1999||TV Mini-Series documentary||Himself|
|In Search of History: Leopold & Loeb: Born Killers||1998||TV Movie||Himself|
|I Never Forget a Face||1956||Short documentary||Himself|
|The Golden Twenties||1950||Documentary||Himself|
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|1||A criminal is a person with predatory instincts; but, without sufficient capital to form a corporation.|
|2||The fear of God is not the beginning of wisdom. The fear of God is the death of wisdom. Skepticism and doubt lead to study and investigation, and investigation is the beginning of wisdom.|
|3||Every human being that believes in capital punishment loves killing, and the only reason they believe in capital punishment is because they get a kick out of it.|
|4||When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. I'm beginning to believe it.|
|5||I have never taken anybody's life but I have read obituary notices with considerable satisfaction.|
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