Elmer Gantry

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  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1960
  • Running time: 146 min
When hedonistic but charming con man Elmer Gantry (Burt Lancaster) meets the beautiful Sister Sharon Falconer (Jean Simmons), a roadside revivalist, he feigns piousness to join her act as a passionate preacher. The two make a successful onstage pair,... read more
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When hedonistic but charming con man Elmer Gantry (Burt Lancaster) meets the beautiful Sister Sharon Falconer (Jean Simmons), 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 (Shirley Jones) decides that she has a score to settle with the charismatic performer.

Original Release

07/01/1960

Cast

Burt Lancaster Elmer Gantry
Jean Simmons Sister Sharon Falconer
Dean Jagger William L. Morgan
Arthur Kennedy Jim Lefferts
Shirley Jones Lulu Bains
Patti Page Sister Rachel
Edward Andrews George F. Babbitt
John McIntire Rev. John Pengilly
Hugh Marlowe Rev. Philip Garrison
Joe Maross Pete
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Richard Brooks

Writers

Sinclair Lewis, Richard Brooks

Cast

Burt Lancaster Elmer Gantry
Jean Simmons Sister Sharon Falconer
Dean Jagger William L. Morgan
Arthur Kennedy Jim Lefferts
Shirley Jones Lulu Bains
Patti Page Sister Rachel
Edward Andrews George F. Babbitt
John McIntire Rev. John Pengilly
Hugh Marlowe Rev. Philip Garrison
Joe Maross Pete
Philip Ober Rev. Planck
Barry Kelley Police Capt. Holt
Wendell Holmes Rev. Ulrich
Dayton Lummis Eddington
Rex Ingram Preacher of Black Congregation
John Qualen Sam - Storekeeper
Peter Brocco
Harry Antrim
Larry J. Blake
Jean Willes

Producers

Editors

Marjorie Fowler

1961 Oscar Best Picture Nominated
1961 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Won
1961 Oscar Best Actress in a Supporting Role Won
1961 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Won
1961 Oscar Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Nominated
1961 Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
1961 Golden Globe Best Director Nominated
1961 Golden Globe Best Actress - Drama Nominated
1961 Golden Globe Best Actor - Drama Won
1961 Golden Globe Best Supporting Actress Nominated
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