Alleged | 2014
Charles Anderson is a talented young reporter who feels trapped living in a tiny town in steep decline. Using the Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925 as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to break into the journalistic big leagues, Charles becomes the eager protégé of Baltimore Sun editor H.L Mencken, America's most colorful and influential columnist. The trial itself lives up to its billing as the "Trial of the Century" when the great Clarence Darrow defends the theory of evolution against the popular statesman and fundamentalist William Jennings Bryan. Once in the midst of this staged event, Charles is torn between his love for Rose, his fiancée, and the escalating moral compromises that he is asked to make by the agnostic and acerbic Mencken. When the truth is at stake, Charles discovers, some lies just have to be told.