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Elmer Gantry

1960-07-07 | Drama
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When hedonistic but charming con man Elmer Gantry meets the beautiful Sister Sharon Falconer, a roadside revivalist, he feigns piousness to join her act as a passionate preacher. The two make a successful onstage pair, and their chemistry extends to romance. Both the show and their relationship are threatened, however, when one of Gantry's ex-lovers decides that she has a score to settle with the charismatic performer.
Director: Richard Brooks
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons

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11 wins24 nominations
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    Best Actor in a Leading Role

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    Best Actress in a Supporting Role

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    Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium

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Elmer Gantry FAQ

The revenue of Elmer Gantry was 10,400,000 USD.
The genre of Elmer Gantry is Drama.
The director of Elmer Gantry is Richard Brooks.
When hedonistic but charming con man Elmer Gantry meets the beautiful Sister Sharon Falconer, a roadside revivalist, he feigns piousness to join her act as a passionate preacher. The two make a successful onstage pair, and their chemistry extends to romance. Both the show and their relationship are threatened, however, when one of Gantry's ex-lovers decides that she has a score to settle with the charismatic performer..
The full version of Elmer Gantry is provided by Amazon Prime Video , YouTube , Google Play Movies , DIRECTV
The release date of Elmer Gantry is July 07, 1960.
The production budget of Elmer Gantry was 3,000,000 USD.
Elmer Gantry won 1961 Academy Awards, USA, 1961 Golden Globes, USA, 1961 Laurel Awards, 1961 Writers Guild of America, USA, 1960 National Board of Review, USA, 1960 New York Film Critics Circle Awards.
The casts of Elmer Gantry are Burt Lancaster starring as Elmer Gantry, Jean Simmons starring as Sister Sharon Falconer, Arthur Kennedy starring as Jim Lefferts, Dean Jagger starring as William L. Morgan, Shirley Jones starring as Lulu Bains, Patti Page starring as Sister Rachel.
On January 14, 2021, the IMDB rating of Elmer Gantry is 7.8/10, Rotten Tomato rating is 94/100, Metacritic rating is 0/100, TMDB rating is 7.0/10.
The runtime of Elmer Gantry is 146 minutes.