Elmer Gantry [Blu-ray] [1960]

  • SKU: 25532828
  • Release Date: 09/23/2014
  • Rating: NR
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1 out of 1)

    Special Features


    • On camera interview with actress Shirley Jones
    • Original theatrical trailer

    Synopsis


    Elmer Gantry
    Elmer Gantry (Burt Lancaster), a drunken, dishonest street preacher allegedly patterned on Billy Sunday, wrangles a job with the travelling tent ministry conducted by Sister Sharon Falconer (Jean Simmons). Thanks to Gantry's enthusiastic hellfire-and-brimstone sermons, Sister Sharon's operation rises to fame and fortune, enough so that Sharon realizes her dream of building her own enormous tabernacle. These ambitions are put in jeopardy when a prostitute (Oscar-winning Shirley Jones), a former minister's daughter who'd been deflowered by Gantry years earlier, lures Gantry into a compromising situation and has photographs taken. It took several years for any Hollywood studio to take a chance with Sinclair Lewis' novel, and when it finally did arrive on the screen, producer/director Richard Brooks was compelled to downplay some of the more "sacrilegious" passages in the original. Also appearing in Elmer Gantry are Arthur Kennedy as an H.L. Mencken-style atheistic journalist, and Edward Andrews as George Babbitt, a character borrowed from another Sinclair Lewis novel. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Burt Lancaster
      Burt Lancaster - Elmer Gantry
    • Dean Jagger
      Dean Jagger - William L. Morgan
    • Arthur Kennedy
      Arthur Kennedy - Jim Lefferts
    • Shirley Jones
      Shirley Jones - Lulu Bains
    • Edward Andrews
      Edward Andrews - George Babbitt



    Customer rating

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    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      What a role

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      Burt really goes all out in this one. He delivers a fantastic performance.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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