“Radio. God, that’s going to break down a lot of walls.”

Just caugh at few minutes of Inherit the Wind — the version produced the same year I was. Here’s a little snippet near the end, a conversation between Spencer Tracy as Henry Drummond/Clarence Darrow and an announcer from WGN that’s relevant on so many levels I can’t resist:                                                                                                                                               Drummond: You’re going to broadcast?

Announcer: We’ve got a direct wire to WGN Chicago. As soon as the jury returns, we’ll broadcast the verdict.

Drummond: Radio. God, that’s going to break down a lot of walls.

Announcer: You’re not supposed to say “God” on the radio.

Drummond: Why the hell not?

Announcer (covering the mike): You’re not supposed to say “hell” either.

Drummond: This is going to be a barren source of amusment.

(I actually transcribed this before I found the job already done on IMDB. Next time, I check first.)

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