Elmer Gantry

  • Directed By: Richard Brooks

Synopsis: Elmer Gantry is a fast talking, hard drinking traveling salesman who always has a risqué story and a hip flask to entertain cronies and customers alike. He is immediately taken with Sister Sharon Falconer, a lay preacher whose hellfire and damnation revivalism has attracted quite a following. Gantry uses his own quick wit and knowledge of the bible to become an indispensable part of Sister Sharon's roadshow but soon finds that his past catches up with him in the form of Lulu Bains, now a prostitute. While Gantry seeks and eventually gets forgiveness from Sharon, tragedy strikes when she finally manages to get out of her revivalist tent and opens a permanent church.

Jean Simmons

Sister Sharon Falconer

Arthur Kennedy

Jim Lefferts

Dean Jagger

William L. Morgan

Shirley Jones

Lulu Bains

Patti Page

Sister Rachel

Edward Andrews

George F. Babbitt

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Writers: Richard Brooks
Meta Score: Coming Soon
Rotten Tomaotes: Coming Soon
Studio: United Artists
Release Date: Jun 18th, 1960
Box Office: Not Available
Budget: Not Available
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